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How can paper be glued to cardboard without creating wrinkles?

Use SprayMount, or similar - it is formulated for exactly this purpose: fixing paper to cardboard. What you do is place your artwork face down on a piece of newspaper, spray a single, thin coat on ...
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Which glue should I use to attach paper to glass?

We make beer. We occasionally make labels for that beer. The easiest, best cheapest way to attach the labels is... ready for this... you sure??? Milk. Don't know why, don't ask why. It works. You ...
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How can paper be glued to cardboard without creating wrinkles?

I have a small project where I make name blocks for kids. I basically glue some paper to a painted 2x4 (craft paper, wallpaper samples... I reuse what ever I find). I had a similar problem. No matter ...
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How do you bond clear acrylic to wood?

Consider a clear-drying epoxy. Note that not all epoxies are equal. In a general sense they can bond different materials together with ease. Here is an earlier epoxy advertisement where they glued a ...
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Making thin brittle sand design that holds together

Fascinating project. The solution was right in your question; make it like a cracker — flour. You're essentially making a sturdy paste instead of a glue. I mixed: 3 parts sand 1 part all-...
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Can I use a smaller diameter hot glue stick on a bigger diameter hot glue gun?

Updated: I've tried it. I don't recommend it. I needed my big glue gun this afternoon and had some small sticks lying around so I gave it a go. Melted glue came out where the stick goes in, then ...
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Why have my paper crafts hung on the wall deformed and what can be done to prevent this?

I can think of a couple reasons why your paper curled like that: Vertically displayed paper has a tendency to curl more in my experience, especially when it has no support. The gum/glue itself may ...
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Gluing pasta to paper?

In short Yellow carpenters/wood glue or white craft glue should both work fine for kids projects. I found yellow glue to be a little stronger. I think it is important to give the glue time to cure /...
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Is regular "wood glue" suitable for lighter woods (e.g. balsa)?

Wood glues are fine for balsa. While there are stronger glues, the added strength is usually unnecessary and strong enough should be sufficient. It is hard to generalize but "white" glues, ...
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How do I choose which adhesive or material to repair action figures?

It depends what you want out of the repairs. If you're looking for longevity and quality of repair, an epoxy (resin) is your best bet. They tend to create the best seams and are difficult to break. ...
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Is regular "wood glue" suitable for lighter woods (e.g. balsa)?

Absolutely. An Elmer's-style wood glue (polyvinyl acetate (PVA), generically known as carpenter's interior wood glue) is an inexpensive glue which is quite effective for holding balsa wood together. ...
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Historical glue from beeswax and stone meal?

Skimming the German article you link to, there's another key word -- Ägypter or Egyptians. In that context a search for "egyptian beeswax stone glue" is instructive. Lap Shear and Impact Testing of ...
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What type of glue will work well on wood and metal?

2-part epoxy is my usual recommendation when it comes to mating different kinds of materials together. That is usually one of the selling points. I would caution with the use of Gorilla Glue for ...
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Biodegradable adhesives

Taking "India" into account, you could surely find jackfruit or mango tree. I would suggest you could use the white sticky latex of jackfruit/ green mango. While eating, I find extreme difficulty in ...
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Will washi tape adhesive leave residue overtime if it stays on a surface for a while?

Not everything sold as washi tape is the same. According to an article by a washi tape seller, What is WASHI tape?, washi tape from Japan is made by a few companies, possibly licensed by the ...
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How can I remove CA glues (e.g. Super Glue) from a material?

While superglue is strong enough to seal many things, it does have an enemy: acetone. Acetone is able to break down superglue bonds. To get the superglue off of your shoe, try and use nail polish ...
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How to apply diamond dust to a canvas?

"Diamond dust" refers to glitter than is actually composed of crushed glass instead of the traditional shiny flecks of plastic. This differs from glitter in that it is composed of larger pieces and ...
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Historical glue from beeswax and stone meal?

I guess it really depends a lot on your spearhead and which epoch you want to recreate, but to be historically accurate with an e.g. 10th century European spear, the metal smith would prepare the ...
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Money clip rubber cement/hot glue?

I've glued strong magnets to various other things in an industrial context, and even fairly rigid substrates have a tendency to peal off the magnets. Hot glue is good if it sticks well to both ...
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How can I unseal a bottle of glue that has been sealed shut?

PVA glue doesn't bond well with the plastic the bottle is made of; the dried glue peels off easily if you start at one spot. It's harder to separate the glue and get the cap off when you're working ...
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How to Clean Mod Podge off Plastic Crafts Table

Mod Podge is a lot easier to clean off before it dries. The version you linked to for fabric is designed to hold up to washing. The instructions say it will stand up to hand washing, but user ...
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How do I choose which adhesive or material to repair action figures?

Many adhesives will work on plastics. With toys and things like this you first want to consider the age of people handling them. If a child will chew on it, be sure to avoid resins that are known to ...
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What kind of glue works for stones and shells?

As both material are kind of mineral, I think the same glue should work on both. The surface must be clean, in other words free of grease and dust. Ethanol or isopropanol work usually well. It will ...
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How to glue mug pieces

Most 2 part epoxies are food safe once fully cured. You can see these used in kitchen applications like counter tops and bread boards. There are some that advertise as being food safe grade. ...
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Biodegradable adhesives

PVA Glues Depending on what you read PVA glues (usually what you see as white or yellow glues) are considered biodegradable. Elmer's is mentioned in this conversation but I didn't find anything ...
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Biodegradable adhesives

Resins obtained from pine trees etc can be effective adhesives. There are many recipes but most involve heating to melt the resin and adding powdered charcoal to stabilise it. Waxes, fats and solvents ...
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How to glue a map onto a globe?

I hope the surface that you're sticking them on, is smooth and not absorbing all the glue. In that case, I'd do it the same way as applying wallpaper. - paper that is wet, is a bit stretchy, so it can ...
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How can I remove CA glues (e.g. Super Glue) from a material?

Acetone is the well-rounded budget conscious option. Zizouz212's answer generally covers this. It is hardly the only option though. It largely depends on the material the glue is on well. When it ...
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How to knot an elastic cord into a circle?

Fisherman's knot This is what I would use if you are looking for a pure knot solution. One of the easiest ones to use as well since it is just two overhands knots. Image from Wikipedia Basically ...
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Covering business cards?

You can paint (spray paint if you want to be quick) all cards before gluing the paper. Black spray paint will make everything even and often only needs one coat, white spray paint often needs 2-3 ...
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