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« on: August 01, 2005 09:24:40 PM »

Well here were my first two book purses... i found it suprisingly hard and i have the battle wounds (glue gun burns) to prove it. Please dont be too harsh but im open to suggestions and comments (incourage comments!!!!)

Here they are!

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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2005 09:33:00 AM »

I like the first one alot! its a cool book cover eh? And the battle wounds thing made me laugh, i have glue gun welts too:P

all we were searching for was someone or something to believe in. i guess that's why we got each other.

« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2005 04:32:55 PM »

I LOVE the first book! What a beautiful cover!

After my husband insisted that using a glue gun would be easier I just about incinerated myself!!!! I am NEVER going to use a hot glue gun again on an enclosed space like a book purse! TOO dangerous!

E-6000 will have to do.....
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2005 04:37:42 PM »

has anyone else had any sucessful glue?Huh that is perhaps less painful? My dad mentioned somethin like gorilla glue??? idk i thought he was crazy but i wanted to know if anyone else had tried it.... or anything that worked

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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2005 07:25:57 PM »

Gorilla glue is a wonderful glue but is very difficult to control. It expands (foams up) when it is exposed to air, and so I'd never use it for the fine (small space) gluing that is necessary for a book purse.

The LAST thing you need is for your glue to glop out all over everywhere instead of staying where you put it. Like I said, I like E6000, because its strong, dries clear, is flexible, and I can buy it at Walmart, and use it on other projects, too (like glass bead magnets). It has a chemical odor but if you work in a well ventilated space it won't bother you.
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2005 09:15:35 PM »

does it dry fast?

thats wat i love about hot glue
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2005 06:32:39 AM »

Unfortunately, E6000 does NOT dry fast, which is sort of good, too, because you can manipulate your objects until you get them where you want them. It takes a good while to "set" and then it cures for 24-48 hours, and then I think it is INDESTRUCTIBLE!  Wink

I'm willing to try some other glues but have just recently recovered from the hot glue debacle. I'm trying to not go THERE again...I don't like blisters.
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