need help with glasstac
- July 18, 2009 at 10:29 pm #9120alienorParticipant
i am setting up to do a “crazy quilt” effect and need some help. i am placing shards, shapes and other odd pieces on a glass base. i will attempt to fuse these pieces onto the base to get the desired effect. as of now i am using glasstac to hold the pieces in place, but i find that the glasstac does not hold well. is there any other substance (or am i using the glasstac incorrectly) to hold these pieces on the base so i can further work to fill the desired space.
thanks for any helpJuly 19, 2009 at 9:06 am #11370rgilbertParticipant
Glasstac doesn’t hold terribly well– it’s the product, not you. Use Suave Extra Hold hairspray. Rave also does the trick. A little of the liquid (try the pump bottle) place onto the glass with a coffee stirrer or a toothpick actually does a remarkable job of holding pieces together. It burns cleanly, is available, and is cheap.
RoxaneJuly 21, 2009 at 4:28 am #11371xntrc2bParticipant
I used glasstac once. It doesn’t dry fast enough for me. Neither does Elmers School Glue which I sometimes still use. I also use Suave hairspray–or any extra hold hairspray without a strong scent. Keep in mind, though, that if your two pieces of glass aren’t completely flat, sometimes there isn’t enough surface contact for the hairspray to be effective. That’s when I go back to the gel glues.July 21, 2009 at 6:04 am #11372Stephen RichardParticipant
I use diluted PVA (school glue/ Elmer’s etc). I place a drop at the edge of the glass. This is dry in 5-10 mins. The dilution is about 1 part glue to 20 parts water. No problems so far, but I use it as little as possible, prefering to build in the kiln rather than add a possible contaminant.
Stephen RichardJuly 21, 2009 at 7:14 pm #11373divafernParticipant
I personally find that glasstac works well if you are patient, once it dries it’s a nicely firm bond, but it does take a while to dry.
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