Friday, June 14, 2013

Dawnmercedes' June Tip...

Let's talk a bit about adhesive/glue.  
Nothing is worse than creating a piece of art work out of Creative Paperclay ®, and when you go to glue it to something else/onto another piece of dry Paperclay, your piece doesn't stick or is damaged!

Recently, I used adhesive on two Creative Paperclay ® products.

I found that a hot glue gun and glue dots did not work to secure this shell sculpture.
The hot glue peeled off and tore off some of the paint/modge podge finish.  
(Luckily, it is on the underside...Shhhh.)  Glue dots were not strong enough.

I made some thin embellishments for paper crafting that I needed to 
secure on a card base.

For both of these projects, I found that two liquid glues worked well for my needs.

Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
UHU's Twist & Glue

Both dry fairly quickly, but you still have some wiggle room time to set
your Creative Paperclay ® pieces at just the right place.  I really like how both of these products
adhere different combinations of materials together.

While a glue gun might seem quick, take the time to play around with other adhesives to see what works best for your designs.  You may also want to practice on pieces that are not intended for a work of art! 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 
Hope your day is enjoyable!!

Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up


Jan Conwell said...

I use Fabri-Tac with good success, and Elmer's Wood glue works really well if you use it before painting. Not so great on painted pcs, though.

Linda Hess said...

My favorite glue is The Ultimate. I use it for most of my clay gluing needs.

Barbara Rankin said...

Great tips, everyone. TFS yours, Dawn!