You are a fun teacher. I left you a message on your facebook page. I watched both the Dillman's and your you tube tutorial and I never saw you actually coat the paper pieces. My first attempt at this was a failure. I am using a regular iron. Maybe not hot enough? I know you only coated the paper once. Is this regular gel medium? The collage paper...how do you coat them? Both sides? More than once?
Hi Ginny, I coat both sides of the paper with Golden's Gloss Medium letting each side dry. I didn't show everything because that is to hard to do in a short video. I have an short course that show this if you were interested in taking it at https://coursecraft.net/c/collagewithtackiron/splash.its a simple class just using magazine and yes coating papers and tacking them down. check it out.
Thank you for stopping by and viewing my collage chatter, many creative blessings and peace to you and yours,~v~Laura