BOSTIK POST #2 - STICK THAT METAL DOWN!
Hullo, my scrappy friends!
Today is BOSTIK day....this month I'm featuring their MULTI BOND glue, which is good for sticking heaps of stuff like paper, plastic, glass and METAL!
Just what I needed for adding some cute embellies to my tin below, which has been pleading to be altered for a couple of years now!
It's where I keep my bookmarks. And finished:
I also pulled out my KIDS PVA [another brilliant BOSTIK product] for adhering my papers first. It worked a TREAT! In fact, I wanted to see how this glue worked instead of some expensive adhesives - & I was pleasantly surprised....it gave a lovely sheen & the paper glued down no probs at all:)
Anyways, here's a step by step:
Apply GESSO to the tin, to give the KIDS PVA a surface to stick to...rip up some papers...I even created a pre-made embellie [Top R] to go on, with some stamping [Eiffel tower], cut outs [tea cup] & stickers [postage stamps]!
It was a great excuse to use some LOVELY Paris ephemera given to me by the lovely Mary B!
I applied the KIDS PVA with a sponge brush - it was easier to tip it onto a plastic lid first....make sure you cover the paper over the top, as well, & smooth down well so there are no air bubbles.....then [bottom Right], I added some more gesso to create a shabby-chic look.
Once it was dry [you can see I added the little teapot first - that is a chipboard piece], I applied the Distress ink with a sponge dauber. Because there was more gesso over the glue, it 'took' really well & dried 'into' the tin perfectly.
ADDING THE FINISHING TOUCHES:
Using the MULTI BOND glue, which is quite runny, I added my metal pieces:
It dried quickly & rock solid! However, there was plenty of time to move & shift things so they were positioned nicely....silly me screwed OFF the applicator tip with the lid, so I used it straight from the tube...but even then, it was really easy to squeeze out & apply!
The plastic 'bling' strips [from Meg's Garden] were equally easy to apply....& that little bird cage had very, very little surface for sticking...no probs! Stuck solid, as well:):)
Some final photos:
Thanks for looking - I hope you have gained some inspiration & will have a 'go' at some upcycling of those tins or boxes sitting around the place......& remember that for sticking those 'other' surfaces, the MULTI BOND glue is ideal:)
Happy Scrapping ~ Lizzy♥♥♥