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Old 09-26-2012, 12:48
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Default Re: Is there an alternative to a hot glue gun for ribbon sculptures?

Yes I have some pics... but I can't make them small (don't know why!)
I will try to put some later today...
I made a minnie mouse head, lady bug and bee where I used thread for the body and just glued to bow.
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Thanks for that, I bought some recently for other stuff.



I was tempted to sew yesterday, but the ribbon seemed to 'split' where I stitched and showed a white colour inbetween the threads, it looked worse than the glue! I am waiting for some ribbon to arrive, I only have stampin up stuff at the moment and it won't curl for korker bows either, so not very impressed.

I have lots of colour threads and can sew neatly so may give it another go once my new ribbon arrives!

Any pictures of your creations yet?
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Default Re: Is there an alternative to a hot glue gun for ribbon sculptures?

Try E-6000 glue. I use it for some many different things. I squirt a dab of glue on wax paper and use a toothpick to apply the glue where ever needed. It doesn't dry immediately like hot glue, it won't melt when things get hot and it is much cleaner looking (no messy strings of glue). The downfall is: it doesn't dry immediately, so you have to hold it till it starts to stick together and it is expensive (but it doesn't take as much as hot glue does).
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Default Re: Is there an alternative to a hot glue gun for ribbon sculptures?

Thanks for all the replies, some great suggestions there!
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Default Re: Is there an alternative to a hot glue gun for ribbon sculptures?

How about Fabri-Tac (fabric glue)? It dries clear, is durable and machine-washable.

It also doesn't dry immediately so you can adjust your work for a few seconds (15?).
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I started out making ribbon sculptures a few years ago and all I can say is that wendys tutorials are the best thing out there for making these....so many pics and soo well explained def hers and little pink lady bug tutorials are the best
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How about Fabri-Tac (fabric glue)? It dries clear, is durable and machine-washable.
It also doesn't dry immediately so you can adjust your work for a few seconds (15?).
I'll have a look to see if we have that over here, it could be useful for other things too. Thank you for the suggestion.

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Try E-6000 glue. I use it for some many different things. I squirt a dab of glue on wax paper and use a toothpick to apply the glue where ever needed. It doesn't dry immediately like hot glue, it won't melt when things get hot and it is much cleaner looking (no messy strings of glue). The downfall is: it doesn't dry immediately, so you have to hold it till it starts to stick together and it is expensive (but it doesn't take as much as hot glue does).
I tried E-6000 with a bow yesterday and, apart from the fumes, was very pleased with the results - just enough time to 'play' before it started to set.

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yes, hot glue is not the easiest to use since there is not much time to fix it before it hardens. In my tutorials I give a recommendation if anyone is interested.
I will certainly be looking at your tutorials once I've mastered the cutting, shaping and sticking! The sculptures are very impressive!
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