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Old 09-25-2012, 05:27
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Default Is there an alternative to a hot glue gun for ribbon sculptures?

Can anyone recommend a glue, other than a hot glue gun, to use for ribbon sculptures?

I made a bit of a mess trying to make one yesterday, the glue had discoloured and looked awful.... it is very old and did stick but I would like to try something that allows me to tweak the ribbon a little before it sticks, especially while I'm still learning.

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Default Re: Is there an alternative to a hot glue gun for ribbon sculptures?

Good question! I would defiantely be interested in knowing as well.........Bumping for the more knowledgeable....
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You can use Glue e-6000. HTH
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Default Re: Is there an alternative to a hot glue gun for ribbon sculptures?

I'm starting out too!!! And hate when you can see the glue...
I have been using thread and needle and I like it ... but it take longer.
I have to use the same color of thread for the ribbon and the stitching has to be clean...
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Default Re: Is there an alternative to a hot glue gun for ribbon sculptures?

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You can use Glue e-6000. HTH
Thanks for that, I bought some recently for other stuff.

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I'm starting out too!!! And hate when you can see the glue...
I have been using thread and needle and I like it ... but it take longer.
I have to use the same color of thread for the ribbon and the stitching has to be clean...
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?

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.
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Default Re: Is there an alternative to a hot glue gun for ribbon sculptures?

don't know if this would work . . . but how about the double sided tape they use for lining clips?
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I'm starting out too!!! And hate when you can see the glue...
I have been using thread and needle and I like it ... but it take longer.
I have to use the same color of thread for the ribbon and the stitching has to be clean...
Although I do not really make ribbon sculptures but I would give a try to invisible thread. You could skip the ongoing threading and changing colour step.
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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 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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Good idea! I have to try this...

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Although I do not really make ribbon sculptures but I would give a try to invisible thread. You could skip the ongoing threading and changing colour step.
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