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« on: March 05, 2014 02:40:36 PM »

Howdy, all!

I thought you glass folks might have some good ideas for me.

I was gifted a series of 4 dome-glass frames with old dried floral arrangements, you know the types. They're pretty, but they need a little more to fit in with my home. I have a couple of raccoon skulls sitting around waiting for something to do, and I thought they'd make a great addition. Unfortunately, the domes are deep enough to put the skulls inside with the flowers, but then I thought it might look cool to mount the skull outside, on the glass surface.

I'm not sure I want to use hot glue because it would never ever be removable. Can you think of anything that would hold a skull to glass well enough, but that could eventually clean off the glass? (The skull doesn't have to be recoverable, but I can't help but flinch when I think about permanently marking the glass.)

Let me know, thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014 04:10:24 PM »

You could try using clear silicone. When or if you wish to remove them you will need to cut the silicone.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014 10:24:19 PM »

That's a good idea... and it would come off the glass pretty well, after razoring. Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014 03:30:58 PM »

With hot glue, you just apply heat (like a hair dryer or heat gun) and the glue comes off.
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2014 12:19:48 PM »

Will it? As a crafter I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I don't use hot glue very often. I find it messy and I'm clumsy with it. But it'll cleanly come off glass with heat? I can manage that. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2014 04:00:26 PM »

Experiment first on some glass you don't care about.
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2014 03:20:40 AM »

I have a glass topped crafting table (so I can use it as a light box) and even cold hot glue peels off just fine.
It is pretty thick glass though. I don't know how thin your glass domes are but if they're really delicate it may be more of a problem.
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2014 10:21:25 AM »

The more I think about it, the more I can imagine hot glue peeling/breaking off the glass when it's time. I think I may try that. I know that anything I use is more than likely going to be the end of the bones, especially since they'll be small.

When I get something put together, I'll update this post to let y'all know/see what I went with. Smiley
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