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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 the back, then place it onto the cardboard. It dries almost instantly, so there is no wrinkling, while still giving very good, invisible adhesion. There are some ...


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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-purpose or bread flour Water, just enough to wet the sand I drained off any excess water, packed it into a mold and let it dry in the sun (1-2 hours?). I guessed ...


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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 won't be able to wash the bottles without the label coming off but if you're brewing, by the time you're washing the bottle, you probably want the label to ...


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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 what paper I was using. My process involves using Mod Podge as my adhesive agent. What I do now to try and stop the wrinkles is hang the paper from a line or ...


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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 car to a billboard with an epoxy resin. 1983 a visual stunt presentation was set up to show the strength of Araldite by gluing a yellow Ford Cortina to a ...


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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 / dry. Following the instructions on the bottle would be important to ensure you are using the glue properly. When gluing macaroni make sure the entire surface,...


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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, like Elmers, are just PVA glues that are advertised as craft or general glues. There are also yellow PVA glues, which Elmers also makes (and the one I generally ...


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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 be causing or aggravating the curling. Some adhesives and coatings draw, or shrink inward, as they dry. (You see this in nail polish, too, when some thicker top ...


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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. The downside of these is that you get one shot - getting it wrong quite often either gets the parts stuck in the wrong place, or you very messy. Some epoxy glues ...


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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. It does not take a lot of wood glue to make a good bond. In fact, too much glue will create a weak joint, so use it sparingly (how to use). If you already have ...


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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 this. While is might be a viable choice you need to be careful of its expansion properties. If you do try to use it make sure you clamp appropriately and clean any ...


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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 Ochre and Beeswax in Experimental Middle Stone Age Compound Adhesives, P. R. B. Kozowyk et al., PLOS one, Mar 2016 tests some pine rosin + beeswax + ochre ...


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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 hardened. It was a job getting it out - several minutes of poking around with knives, wire cutters and screwdrivers, and narrowly avoiding getting burnt. I got ...


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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 be toxic. Avoid superglue and low-surface-tension adhesives. "low surface tension" means that it slips down into cracks easy. Sometimes people call this a "...


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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. Masterbond.com Reading the product labels both on the product itself and online will help. Some will even reference FDA compliance when it comes to food safety. If ...


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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 follow the curves a bit. - wallpaper glue doesn't 'set' immediately, you can still move the pieces around for a while, this allows for better manipulation. - ...


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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 coats.


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"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 therefore has more problems with adhesion. My guess, based on the limited information, is that Summer Rose is having a hard time because the glitter is leaving ...


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Your best option for "precision" may be a craft known as batik. It involves applying melted wax onto the fabric in areas you wish to remain clear of the color currently being created. This effectively creates a stencil for the portion to be colored. Either paint or dye would then seep into the fabric. The wax is then removed/washed out and new wax applied ...


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There is a pretty big ‘cabochon’ crafts movement that sounds a lot like what you are talking about: Flattened glass bead + acrylic emulsion glue + laser print + backing. The first video I Found on YouTube advised Modge-Podge Dimensional Glue, but I have no experience with the product, and would recommend an acrylic gloss medium, which will dry clear. DO NOT ...


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Toilet/tissue paper is processed in such a way as to be as absorbent as possible. So, by soaking it in water the paper fibres expand and when they dry, they shrink back and stick well to each other. Other papers, like inkjet papers, are coated, or otherwise processed, in such a way as to reduce the absorption of ink. In your case this means that if you try ...


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You would want a flexible adhesive, as the rubber soles will have some movement throughout its thickness. A good quality contact cement will bond well with both the rubber and with the wood, as long as you have a clean smooth surface on the wood. The rubber should also be cleaned with a solvent such as denatured alcohol or acetone, to ensure there is no ...


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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 spearhead with a socket and attach it to the handle (perfectly carved to sit perfectly in the socket) with one or more metal pins. Glue (as in with the Egyptian ...


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Depending on the glue, there might be solvent available. Dilute the glue a lot (the one containing the glitter), use a sieve to separate the glitter from the diluted glue. Repeat until the glitter is clean enough. If you are lucky, the solvent of the glue will evaporate and you will be able to salvage the glue also. Easier method: throw the mess to the ...


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There are a number of good glues for this. Among the highly rated products, I'm not sure there will be a huge difference in results. The specifics of the repair probably have a bigger effect than the particular glue. You might find that a particular glue doesn't hold up well on your shoes. In that case, try again with a different type of glue (not just a ...


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Epoxies are the essential answer to your question. Since you are affixing two materials that can expand or contract quote a bit, you need to choose an epoxy that will not shrink and risk cracking the glass. The wood should be ok. From here, the answer would turn into a bevy of brand recommendations. I think you should look for what is available to you, ...


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Try using Glue Tape it is not really wet like standard glue its more of a thin gel strip. This works wonderfully. If you have to glue a large number and in a huge area this is probably not cost effective but if you are just doing a few and don't really need a lot of adhesive this is the crafter's sliced bread! For your project I suspect it will be perfect....


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Two things you can do to avoid this problem. Spray your paper with Acrylic sealer - Spray both sides of the paper several times and allow to dry. sealers acts as a makeshift barrier. You can mist the paper with water - This is especially important with thinner papers,then also use a roller.


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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 glue better on rough surface, so if it fits in your work sand paper the surface before cleaning and applying glue. For the shell, depending on the type, maybe ...


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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 removing the gum like plant excreta from hands, I am sure it would work as a mantra as far as natural gum is concerned. Secondly, in Indian villages you could ...


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