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♥♥♥