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Topic: Glass marble magnets: alternative to Diamond glaze?  (Read 14595 times)
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« on: November 28, 2010 07:37:59 AM »

So, every tutorial I've ever read on how to make those magnets where you use the flat glass marbles and glue pretty paper to the back, it always says use Diamond Glaze. I cannot find this glue in any stores around me, not Michaels, not Hobby Lobby, not Walmart, not home improvement stores . . . so, does anyone know of another glue that may be comparable? I'm trying DecoArt Triple Thick Glaze, because I have some, and it seems to be working fine but since I've never used Diamond Glaze to compare, I don't know what I'm missing or if the marbles are just gonna one day pop off the paper or something.
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2010 09:00:37 AM »

Hmmm...I've seen Diamond Glaze (or other brands of "dimensional" white glue) used for putting on top of pics/etc in bezels or frames or on flat shapes, but usually the glue I've heard most often for pressing the fronts of images to the back of glass shapes is the silicone type glue called E6000.
...online instructions for making "marble magnets":

Diamond Glaze (and DG3, the later incarnation) are basically permanent white glues that will dome a bit when drying.  Like other white glues, they will dry clear, but will stay clearer even when poured and thicker.  Like white glues too, they also are susceptible to scratching and clouding from humidity unless a coat of polyurethane/etc added as last coat (though that wouldn't be a factor simply when used as an adhesive like you're wanting to do).

Here are various brands (of the same thing), if that's really what you want to use:
...Diamond Glaze (by JudiKins Inc) and DG 3 which is somewhat more resistant to scratching than original Diamond Glaze...when applied in a thick layer, or exposed to prolonged sunlight, may yellow (...also see 2 links three paragraphs below)
...MagicGlos (by Lisa Pavelka)...improved version of her PolyGlaze ...may not need last protective coat... domed effect after applying several coats
...Glossy Accents (by Ranger)
......FAQ's and projects: http://www.rangerink.com/tips/tips_accents.htm
...3D Crystal Lacquer (by Sakura) ...also comes in colors
...Royal Coat Dimensional Magic (by Plaid)
.......at Joann's, Walmart, etc. at AC Moore, it was in the section with other decoupage products, not with the adhesives.
...Aleene's Paper Glaze (now by Duncan)
...Liquid Embossing (by All Night Media) set of 3 colors: Clear, Sepia, Antique Glass

P.S.  Another person asked this same question the other day...if you want to check out her answers, here's the link:

Diane B.

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