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Old 12-22-2011, 10:19
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Default Re: How do I stiffen a bow?

Do you still have to bake them when you use hairspray?

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I use hairspray and I do it in pieces, base bow, spikes, and center bow then one quick spray all over. I like Rave and Aquanet.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:03
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Nope, they dry stiff and they smell good
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Default Re: How do I stiffen a bow?

Thanks. I learned the importance of stiffening when my korkers dropped. Will be buying some hairspray ASAP!

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Old 12-23-2011, 10:54
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I do mine in pieces. Bow, surrounds, spikes. Spray, shape, bake and then clue it altogether, add embellishments. After I bake them I've never had to starch again after. I really wet them down before baking so maybe that's why I don't have to respray. HTH and make sense.

do I use just plain old liquid starch them or is there are mixture?
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:55
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thank you to everyone who gave me advice on this. I really do appericate it and will be using it daily! Thanks again
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Default Re: How do I stiffen a bow?

There is also a product called Stiffy that you can get at HL. It is a fabric stiffener. I used it on some ribbon I had gotten that was toooo flimsy and it made it too stiff. You could almost break it into lol. I diluted it about half and it did much better. I haven't tried it yet but read that you can dilute it and use a fine mister to spray the hairbows. Have any of you used this??
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Ige tried that, when using stiffen stuff you have to dilute it or it tends to clog the sprayer. I tend to do a 50-50 mixture with water then putnit in a cheap spray bottle from walmart. Orr i use the cheap stay-flo from walmart. Both work great. And the spray starch is good too.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:19
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Default Re: How do I stiffen a bow?

I've read something on here before about using Potato starch, but I have no idea where to find that, or how to mix it.
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:06
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Default Re: How do I stiffen a bow?

What great ideas. I too, was confused about the "baking." I like the idea of using the hairspray as being quick and simple.
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:38
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Default Re: How do I stiffen a bow?

I don't always stiffen my bows unless requested and I do it after the bow is put together.
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