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« on: February 18, 2014 07:36:07 AM »

My boyfriend and I just said our goodbyes this weekend before he is deployed to Afghanistan so what better way to keep myself busy and thinking of him than decking out my new room with photographs of us and starting fun new crafts?!
I made him this picture frame for his birthday but it didn't travel well (between a 18 hour car ride and two flights).

By the time I got it to him the Army men were falling off.  Here is my detailed tutorial that clearly needs to be edited http://theglobalchameleon.blogspot.com/2013/08/sunday-craft-army-men-picture-frame.html

Essentially I hot glued the army men to the picture frame and then spray painted the entire thing.  It was one of those projects that I saw something similar and was like, I can do this!  Didn't really think about how I could get it to hold up.  So my question is...what kind of glue do you think would work best?  Should I spray some kind of adhesive over the army men after they are glued down and then a coat of spray paint over?  I have leftover army men so I am dying to make this picture frame this week for myself.  Thanks fellow Craftsers!

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2014 04:20:59 PM »

I recommend E-6000 glue.  That stuff works better than Crazy glue even.


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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2014 04:43:29 PM »

Locktite Multi-surface gel...dries clear.

or... a two part epoxy called JB Weld. That will fix anything. Including a radiator, or cracks on your engine of the car! Does not dry clear. Grey color.

Locktite also makes an excellent product that is a super glue. And bonds in seconds. Dries clear. Don't stick your fingers together  Grin

But I like their gel bond best. 2 hour set time, 24 hour cure time. Tape in place, or prop/wedge items for a no sag thingie. Laying flat should be good enough for it not to shift.

Hope this helps. They are my go-to of glues.


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