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Old 07-29-2008, 04:36
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Default Opps...I have crunchy bows!!!

I starched my bows for the first time tonight and I think I did something wrong. I used 1/2 water and 1/2 sta-flo (no stiffen stuff at my Wal-Mart) and sprayed the bows until wet. On the upside, my korker looks pretty good. I hung it upside down to dry. But, wow! My pinwheel bows are stiff!! They are still a little damp, so we will see what they are like in the morning. How stiff should they be? I don't want people to be turned off by their stiffness, but I also want them to hold their shape while being stored. Starch terrifies me! I am such a slow poke at making bows, I don't want to ruin any.

Also, I want to glue a little "bling" to the center of a couple of my starched bows. Will it the glue still stick over the starch.

Sorry for so many questions!
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Old 07-29-2008, 04:48
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Default Re: Opps...I have crunchy bows!!!

you dont have to spray them till "WET".... just give them a couple good spritz... let dry then see how the shape is holding... if it needs more then spritz again...
I say what I want, when I want, no one pays me... Its my opinion take it or leave it
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:38
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Default Re: Opps...I have crunchy bows!!!

Never could find Stiffen Stuff at WM. It's always at HL or Michael's... No Joann's

Agree with don't hv to totally wet it/'em bows. =)

I'm not all that. I just like the last part.
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:37
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Default Re: Opps...I have crunchy bows!!!

Whew! They feel better this morning. DH looked at them and felt them and thought they looked fine. I do think I am going to have to get a different squirt bottle, though. There is no way to gauge the amount that comes out. I wanted one that had a mist, but I guess I didn't get one that did. This one just sprays out a stream.

Wow, though, my korker looks better than any that I have made before. The starch really helped. What happens if the bows get rained on? Does all the starch run out?
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