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« on: August 03, 2007 09:26:18 PM »

Ack, I have no idea how to do this, I want to attach fabric to metal (altoid tin, natch) but I don't have a lot of tins to waste. Is there some kind of glue that will hold but not bleed through and make a nasty mess on the fabric? I have a couple kinds of crafty glue (tacky, velverette, jewel-it) but none of them say they can do that. I also have a glue gun, or I can go to a craft store and buy something else if someone has a recommendation. Thanks, I really like to experiment on my own but in this case I don't have the time/materials for it!  I also have mod-podge, but I don't know if it's still good, it's at least 5 years old and it seems runnier than I remember?
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2007 11:39:25 PM »

I think the chances are really high that any glue will soak through.  I know Modge Podge adheres fabric onto glass fantastically and I imagine it would do the same with metal, but it does seep through and is usually applied on top of the fabric as well.  When I use Modge Podge like that, once it's dried I finish with a coat of a product called 'Laminate it'.  It's usually found near the glues.  It drys to a real nice finish, whereas Modge Podge has a tendency to remain tacky and even soften back up in the future if it gets humid.

You might try ironing a thick fusible pellon onto the fabric before gluing it to your tin.  That might help keep the glue from seeping through so readily.  Aleene's used to boast that 'Jewel it' was good for affixing slick rhinestones to clothes, so it might work on your tin.  Maybe, let it get real tacky on the tin before affixing the fabric to it?  That might help keep the glue from soaking through.
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2007 01:38:13 AM »

Thank you! Now I have some ideas to try...I think mostly I'm just scared of messing it up!
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2007 09:47:21 AM »

Modge Podge doesn't 'go bad' but it can separate- just stir it up real good.
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