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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 surfaces, and it often doesn't stick very well to things like metal. It's easy to use too -- try it out on scrap materials and you'll be fine. A much better option ...


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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 against a lot of glue surface area at once. If you grab the base of the cap with pliers, you can typically get enough leverage to break the glue bond and unscrew ...


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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 comments discuss it holding up to numerous cycles of machine washing. So it sounds like removal could be a challenge, and you might need to try different methods. ...


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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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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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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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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 official from the manufacturer claiming it as biodegradable. It should break down in water but PVA glue is based on a synthetic petroleum based polymer so likely this ...


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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 can also be added to modify its properties. There are also lots of natural gums and resins with various different properties which have at various times been ...


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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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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 remover (that contains acetone). Be careful though, since acetone is known to be able to dry your hands quickly though. Using this should do the trick. Just ...


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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 lay the ends of the elastic along side each other. Then take one end and tie an overhand knot around the other end. Then do the same with the other loose end. (...


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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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epoxy seems like a reasonable choice Epoxies are really versatile and can give very strong results. It would have been the first thing I considered as well. since there are some gaps of around 1mm width Likely not an issue but most glues need perfectly mated surfaces for good adhesion. There are expanding glues, like Gorrila Glue, but most? epoxies are ...


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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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