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tracymarie
« on: December 07, 2006 06:19:23 AM »

Ugh, I made about 110 marble magnets yesterday and just about every single stinkin' one of them dried with HUGE air bubbles!! What the heck am I supposed to do? I guess I will just have to take them all apart and redo them... I am very sad and angry right now  Embarrassed Angry
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2006 06:22:46 AM »

Feelin' your marble magnet pain, sister. When you re-do them, use a bone folder or something similar to get the bubbles our before they dry...also there's a remote possibility you just use sucky glue...so re-do a small batch (10-ish) for your sanity's sake.
Good luck!
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tracymarie
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2006 06:41:15 AM »

Thanks for the tip! I initially glued the picture to the magnet (which were also smaller than they were supposed to be by a couple millimeters, don't know if that might have something to do with it), and then the marble to the picture and magnet. I think this time I will try gluing the picture to the marble first and then glue that to the magnet....

I used e6000, so I doubt it's the glue  Grin

But any ideas on how to get them apart & the glue off would be appreciated Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2006 01:45:44 AM »

Got more pictures? If so toss them in boiling water for awile.
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2006 08:40:36 AM »

Got more pictures? If so toss them in boiling water for awile.
Yum...marble glue soup! Remember to use one of your "only for crafting, not for food" pans.
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2006 01:36:02 PM »

Thanks for the suggestions! I went ahead and kept some of the not-too-bubbly ones that were acceptable, and redid about 30. I had enough leftover supplies that I didn't have to boil anything, but I kept the botched ones so I can do that later without feeling bad about wasting money Smiley

So, I am going to retry probably tonight. I think my main error was sticking the picture to the magnet first and then attaching the marble. I will stick them to the marble first and THEN the magnet this time.
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2006 04:08:19 PM »

U guys have craft only pots? I feel bad now. The only thing in this house that gets its own pot is the fish. (pet fish). I tend to boil things in a huge soup kettle thats used for boiling fish stuff.
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2006 04:45:02 PM »

U guys have craft only pots? I feel bad now. The only thing in this house that gets its own pot is the fish. (pet fish). I tend to boil things in a huge soup kettle thats used for boiling fish stuff.
Some of my crafty endeavors are human-toxic...and some just put funny tastes in the food. Anyhoo, my craft pans come from garage sales & I mark  NON FOOD ONLY on the outside with a sharpie.
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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2007 01:00:13 PM »

Try a silicon adhesive.  I don't believe the one you used is.  Try something like thishttp://www.michaels.com/art/online/displayProductPage?productNum=gc0274.  It's not the brand I used but it looks similar.   

FYI I adhered the paper to the magnet using a toothpick to spread out the adhesive then put a small glob of adhesive on the marble then pressed it firmly to the magnet.  I had no problems with bubbles. 
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2007 10:25:02 AM »

I'm confuzzled.  How can you get bubbles in a marble magnet? Here's what I do for perfection each time  Grin  (not to sound snotty)
...Use Mod Podge!  I have Gloss and Matte finishes.  Just put a tiny dab on the marble itself, smear it til it looks barely milky white (almost clear), add picture, let it dry about 2-3 minutes, add lots of Mod Podge to the back of it to "seal it."

It dries crystal clear and looks great every time.

I hope that helps  Undecided
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