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CD Crafts - Marble Plaque

CD Craft
Hi friends , recycling crafts give me a big kick and if you have been following my blog you'll have seen quite a few recycled CD cases, recycled styrofoam/ thermocol crafts etc! A CD apparently takes a million years to decompose, so yeah we crafters can do our bit to use them up to make our pretty creations!
CD Recycling
          This month for my DT project for Crafters Corner I got a chance to work with some fantastic adhesives.CDs with their slick surface always pose a "what glue to use" problem and since I wanted to test out the much hyped wonder glue "E6000" , I chose a real toughie to glue on - super smooth marbles!
CD Craft tutorial 
            I love marbles-- they somehow bring back sweet childhood memories and recently I got a bag of the most gorgeous blue marbles!
          The glue gun is my go to adhesive for any quick fix gluing but its adhesive properties are not long lasting and objects tend to  fall off over time [only exception is when using on felt and foam - its awesome for these materials ] E 6000 is purported as an industrial strength glue which works on most materials except Styrofoam and certain plastics.
CD craft
      Because E6000 has toxic fumes you have to work in an area with good ventilation ! Unlike super glue/ feviquick one does get time to arrange things as there is a nice 2- 5 minute window before the glue starts sticking! And it wont stick like crazy to your hands either !
Cd craft
The E 6000 glued projects need to be left un disturbed for at least 24 hrs so this project was not the quick job it looks! The next test for the E 6000 was gluing on a metal - glass cabochon to the marble! [Here is how to make your own glass cabochons: Glass cabochon tutorial ]
Glass Cabochon
The next day I was thrilled to find all my gorgeous blue marbles and cabochon firmly stuck on. The adhesion was a rubbery style and the glue had dried perfectly clear!
CD Home decor
I made this CD- Marble plaque with the word " Believe " especially for my little girl as she is such a gentle soul and we are forever trying to boost her confidence and  make her " Believe" in herself !
Shell Craft
Do shells and butterflies go together...well maybe not but somehow the blue of the marbles made me add the pearly white sea shells!
CD Craft
            I think the sentiment " Believe" is a good one for all of us...we each need to believe in ourselves ,believe we can achieve anything we put our minds to!
            And crafty wise I think I have to give a thumbs up to the E6000 ! Being able to stick marbles on to a vertical smooth surface so firmly is a feat indeed! No wonder the internet abounds in crafters singing its praise [ See my Pinterest board on Adhesives]
What do you say friends?
Supplies : E6000 [from Crafters Corner], Cheery Lynn  Butterfly Die, Glass Cabochons and Butterfly pendant [from Crafters Corner]

42 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. Love the color.
    Gr Elly

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    1. Thank you Elly...yes I loved the blue color of the marbles too!

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    2. Beautiful project. My husband has an old coffee can full of marbles from his childhood. I love your adhesive pins.

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  2. What a fun way to recycle those marbles!! Brilliant idea and I've used that glue before...it's pretty good for a project like this! :) TFS! HUGS

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  3. Not heard of the glue you used. The blue marbles are pretty.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  4. Love this Project Dr Sonia.. CD is gorgeous love the color of marbles pretty cool .. This E6000 is wonderful for gluing Thanks for the tutorial on using this adhesive.. :)

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  5. superb!! Love the color :D

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  6. That glue must be amazing. That is such a cool project!

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  7. Sonia, this is gorgeous! The color is so lovely, and I'm quite in love with that little butterfly charm! Great job, and great choice of words - Believe!!! Hugs...

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  8. very nice and a neat idea, and thanks for the tip on the glue !!!
    Paula

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  9. That is beautiful.

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  10. How wonderfully crafty of you! Love the gorgeous colors and the dies you chose. Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Diva's Anything Goes Challenge!

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  11. this looks great Sonia.. I have never seen anything like this before..loz

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  12. Great idea.Those marbles are gorgeous.Thanks for reviewing the E6000.Seems like a good addition to my stash.:)

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  13. e6000 is a fantastic glue( you can even glue natural objects like flowers without spoiling them) but the only downside is that the tube dries up very fast and its disheartening to throw a tube away when you havent even used half of it

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  14. This project is really beautiful. I've often wondered about E6000 glue. So thanks for the review. Your little girl will love this.

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  15. Nicely done, Sonia! You beautifully captured both the sea and the sky in the same composition!

    Hugs!

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  16. There is just no end to your creativity, Sonia. Here is another beautiful, upcycled project. Bravo.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  17. how pretty thank you for joining our challenge at dtc. hugs

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  18. Who would have thought a CD and some marbles could be made to look so pretty just with the addition of a few embellishments. Wonderful idea and tutorial, and you've done your bit for the planet too! Debra x

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  19. What a great project Sonia, I love this idea I am always saving those disc and thinking I will do something with them!! I love it. Great colors to.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  20. What a fun and beautiful project! The colors are just gorgeous! I love how amazingly creative you are :)

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  21. Your project is amazing Sonia! Thanks for sharing information the E6000. I have not used that before and so thanks for the tips on it:)
    Sherrie K

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  22. LOVE this project- the blue marbles are so pretty! The butterfly is awesome and I love the idea of the word Believe- so nice and I can think of so many people this would be a perfect gift for : )

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  23. Lovely work Sonia! I like everything about it :)

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  24. What an a amazing project, love the tutorial too, VERY interesting facts in there too.

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  25. Oh WOW! this is such a pretty project and idea:) Will it work as a coaster for a cup, I wonder? Thank you for joining Decorate to Celebrate.
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  26. Such a beautiful up cycling ...loved the use of CD n marbles to create a home decor piece...superb..!!

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  27. Great project and a nice way to use some of those CD's. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Pat/♥

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  28. beautiful creation Sonia.. nice upcycling project...

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  29. What a fantastic tutorial and use of the CD. I checked out the tutorial on cabochons too.

    Great up-cycling! What a delight!

    So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

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  30. It's fantastic, dr. Sonia!

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  31. What a fun project, Sonia! Darling details, and such pretty colors! xo

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  32. Beautiful blue marbles. What a fantastic way to recycle CD's.

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  34. Awesome project! Might have to try it, too! =)
    Thank you for joining us at Decorate to Celebrate!
    Lilian
    http://TheLeafStudio.blogspot.com

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  35. Good Project Sonia....Nice way to recycle unused Cd's. Thanks for dropping by.

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  36. SO colourful....beautiful..

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  37. Good job recycling and I think your marbles are soooooo pretty. What a wonderful project!

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  38. I am glad I came back to check this out, it reminded me of all the discs I am saving (ha ha) Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  39. It's always a pleasure to see where your lovely heart guides you... this projects radiates peace and beauty! I love the blue marbles and I think the shells and butterflies all work perfectly with it! It's like a reflective day by the ocean. Your sentiment is perfect and will continually inspire your precious daughter's heart. :o) Beautifully done!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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