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DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2021 7:31 p.m. PST

Recently I have discovered all the wonderful uses of parchment paper when gluing, building wood and plastic models as well as painting.

Very little stick to it – even find it I use a toothpick to spread glue and lay it down – I can pick it up the next day with no concern about it sticking.

Just thought I would share my uses for it

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian06 Mar 2021 7:37 p.m. PST

And available at Dollar Tree stores grin

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2021 7:56 p.m. PST

Good tip. Thanks.

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2021 6:03 a.m. PST

Yes, I have had great success with it over the years. I am using some right now to cover a piece of plywood upon which I put my new trees to spray them with Woodland Scenics Scenic Cement.


Schogun07 Mar 2021 6:49 a.m. PST

Make sure the parchment paper isn't on a nice surface. I laid out a sheet of parchment paper directly on a table when I was basing my figs with superglue on washers. The figs didn't stick to the paper but when I picked the paper up, I had a nice array of dots in the table finish. Nothing I've tried (except for stripping) has removed the dots.

My wife was not happy.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2021 6:55 a.m. PST

Would plain old wax paper do as well? I used it years ago gluing balsa wood together. Plus I think it is cheaper. I use parchment paper for baking.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2021 7:44 a.m. PST

I've used waxed paper for affixing figures to bases and
other adhesive-involved tasks. For painting chores, I
found freezer paper (the shiny side) to be excellent.

Never a problem with either.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2021 2:04 p.m. PST

Minwax Polyshades will soak right through it, too. A piece of aluminum foil, as your base layer, will prevent seep-through. Be aware that chemicals will likely stick to aluminum foil…

A cheap vinyl table cloth makes an excellent base layer. Shop your local party supply store, and put down two layers, to be safe. They are really inexpensive. Cheers!

bobspruster07 Mar 2021 4:38 p.m. PST

I use parchment paper (cut to size) for my wet paint pallet. It also makes for great tracing paper, too.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Mar 2021 11:32 a.m. PST

I use parchment paper to make big boogers from slimy monsters.

Get a bit of PP. "Draw" stripes of clear (or translucent) drying glue. Fabric glue is best. Let the glue dry. Peel up the boogers and affix them to the appropriate mucous-extruding beast.

Nurgle is better with booger added.


Also makes nice ice.


Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2021 12:08 p.m. PST

The Ice Monster is COOL ! (no pun intended !)

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2021 1:54 p.m. PST

You can make similar icicles and such, by applying Hot Glue to PP. Once it hardens, peel it right off. Color/stain/paint, as needed. I've made spider webs like this, for my D&D games. Place a large, plastic spider on top of it, and, Voila'!


dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2021 8:37 p.m. PST

That's great Sgt Slag

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