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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2006 07:58:51 AM »

I made some mini snowglobe necklaces using tiny jars my daughter's growth hormone comes in.  I add glycerin to slow the glitter fall & some of the preservative I add when I mix her growth hormone to retard the bacterial growth.  They worked great, but I didn't have the right GLUE.

What kind of glue do you use to anchor the polymer sculpture to the base?  I used gluegun glue because I wanted the bulk to help prop up the tiny figures I used, but it didn't always stick.  I want something better to anchor the rubber stoppers to the glass jars, too. 

TELL ME YOUR GLUE SECRETS!!!

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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2006 08:29:08 AM »

I made some mini snowglobe necklaces using tiny jars my daughter's growth hormone comes in.  I add glycerin to slow the glitter fall & some of the preservative I add when I mix her growth hormone to retard the bacterial growth.  They worked great, but I didn't have the right GLUE.

What kind of glue do you use to anchor the polymer sculpture to the base?  I used gluegun glue because I wanted the bulk to help prop up the tiny figures I used, but it didn't always stick.  I want something better to anchor the rubber stoppers to the glass jars, too. 

TELL ME YOUR GLUE SECRETS!!!

Thanks!


Sounds cool! From what I've read, E6000 (check the craft dept at walmart, etc.) will work. That's what I plan to use inside, but it should definately work great for gluing the stoppers (I assume you mean like little feet?) If you mean stoppers like a little plug to keep the water in, perhaps a silicone epoxy is the way to go. I havent tried any of this yet, this is what I gather from my research.  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2006 08:45:52 AM »

You could maybe coat them in resin, and use resin to stick it down? From what I can tell, it's basically indestructable.
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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2006 11:01:44 AM »

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What kind of glue do you use to anchor the polymer sculpture to the base?  I used gluegun glue because I wanted the bulk to help prop up the tiny figures I used, but it didn't always stick. 
I want something better to anchor the rubber stoppers to the glass jars, too.   TELL ME YOUR GLUE SECRETS!!!

Check out the suggestions for both of these on the Snowglobes page I referenced before:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/outdoor_snowglobes_fountains.htm
(...look under the subcategories:  Glues & Clay... and Lessons)
... one of the most repeated suggestions is a 2-part epoxy glue (on sanded surface, but there are others)

For the lids, a silicone type glue will work fine (E-6000?Goop, aquarium sealant, etc.), but it won't be removable if you ever get a bubble... filling and sealing so there's no bubble in the first place either can be tricky!


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