Originally Posted by khkman22
Dumb question I know, but is the lacquer the same thing as the matte medium?
Not dumb at all! Think of the matte medium as the glue and the lacquer as the finishing gloss coat. The matte medium is applied with a brush and the lacquer as a spray.
Instead of matte medium, many craft stores (pretty much all of them) sell something called "Mod Podge". You can use that too. Probably cheaper as well.
Let me know if you have any other questions!