Saturday, October 19, 2013

Glues in Review

Stay tuned folks, next week I'll be posting my toilet paper tube hat tutorial! Combining such hobbies as toilet paper tube art and quilling. Today I'm reviewing a good sampling of the glues I own, to find the best bonder for toilet paper tube art projects!

First let's start with the winning combination, then you can read individual reviews after the jump (if that kind of thing really interests you).


My super magical combination: Hot Glue + ZAP Thin CA 
I found that this combo gets you the best of both worlds: Ease of application + the resulting strength and flexibility of thin rigid plastic.

Directions:
  1. WORKING IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA:
  2. Apply a thin layer of hot glue to one piece of toilet paper tube, then connect VERY quickly to another piece. Working time is only a few seconds long.
  3. Next drip ZAP glue along the seam cracks until paper is saturated through and through.
  4. Once everything in your project is complete and dry, saturate the remaining paper completely with the ZAP glue.
  5. UNPLUG THE FREAKING GLUE GUN.


If there are other highly suitable glues that you might suggest, please drop me a line!


(Individual reviews after the jump!)