What are those squares like now? Are they all stiff? I hadn't thought of that (Told you I was tired.. BTW the word was "daubers" ) I don't think you can soften them up afterwards with anything.
The squares I've done aren't stiff at all. Still very pliable. I didn't dampen them with anything. I just airbrushed the sides and front of each piece, let it dry, then picked it up and airbrushed the back, making sure everything had at least some coverage. Then, I would go back and go over the pieces I wanted with a second coat. Time consuming - yes.
Thanks for the good wishes for my munchkin... she's watching "Cars" right now and laughing. Yeah... I think she'll llve!