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Old 07-19-2007, 02:12
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I have stiffen stuff, but when i used it as instructed on the bottle, my bow was very hard. I am new to bowmaking and would love some advice on how to use stiffen stuff. How stiff do you want to get your bows??
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Tara,

In my experience, I do not care to use stiffen stuff and here is why:

1. It does cause the bows to be extremely hard.
2. The bottle clogs up very easily.
3. Kind of expensive.
4. Very hard to find.

Therefore, I have resolved to using aerosol hairspray. It works perfect. It puts a light coat onto the bows to keep their shape but not too stiff and it is really cheap easily found in all stores and you never have to worry about the bottle clogging up.

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Thank you for the great info!! Anyhair spray will do??
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Yes Maam any hairspray will do -- I just buy whatever hairspray is on sale at the time. Like right now I am using White rain but I have used Suave, etc.

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Thanks so much!! How long have you been making bows?? And do you have any great tips you found especially helpful in getting started??
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Tara,

You are more than welcome to email me offboard with any questions that you may have, but I do not want to fill the board up with off topic information.

Thanks -- please do email me at [email protected]

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Do you stuff your bows with tissue paper when you spray them with stiffener, or do you just shape and then spray?? What works best?
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Do you stuff your bows with tissue paper when you spray them with stiffener, or do you just shape and then spray?? What works best?
I just shape and then spray.

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I do not stuff my bows I just lay them out shape them and then spray away.

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doesn't hairspray flake off or leave the bow sticky? I've never sprayed any of my bows. hmmm, maybe i should. lol
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