|Sorry about the light|
Glue has been the sticking point.
My first lot of glue stained the paper. I trawled the internet for an advised glue but decided I needed to speak to someone, so I visited my local art shop.
I came home clutching my new lot of glue and on Saturday night I began fixing my cards in place.
PANTS, is all I can say. Surely by definition a glue is supposed to stick? This glue was so weak it didn't even hold the card to card.
So Saturday night there I was spilling all my problems to Hetticraft, (she is so amazing that she found messenger on my computer when I didn't even know I had it, so she could ask all the right questions). Hettiecraft not only offered several solutions she came up with the best places to buy them.
The trouble was I wanted the solution in my hand now. My darling son awoke at 4am, so as I lay in his bed precariously balanced on the edge of a 2ft 6 bed (obviously as it is his bed, he feels he is entitled to sleep in the middle of it), I had time to ponder my predicament.
And there it was, PVA. Originally I had rejected PVA as too wet, but my fabric is thick enough not to be marked, it is just incredible slow. All my gardening books have been brought into the pressing room, but leave them in the press too long and the card goes wrinkly.
|the pressing room|
If anyone has any other suggestions for quick to apply and quick to dry, non staining, strong (anything else I've missed?) glue then please let me know. I'm off to order Hettiecrafts suggestion now.
(Oh, just in case you think I am biased: despite singing the Welsh national anthem and cheering at the end, I believe Bradley Davies should have been red carded).