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!
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.
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 !
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
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 !
Do shells and butterflies go together...well maybe not but somehow the blue of the marbles made me add the pearly white sea shells!
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]