WHAT DO YOU USE FOR THE CENTER OF THE FLOWERS TO ATTACH THEM?
hankandrose, thanks for your question.
It does depend on what you use for the center, i.e. large glitter, rhinestones, pompoms, paper or craft sand. I like the sand centers best, but the other can be attractive also.
Your favorite rhinestone, glitter glue is fine for them and you buy whatever is available at a craft store. I do use a dimensonal type 'glue' for adhering the sand, i.e. Aleene's Paper Glaze or even her Jewel-it type. Another I have used is JudiKins Diamond Glaze. These all are crystal clear thick glues that are good for adhesion and coating, so they dry fairly quickly and retain the 3-D look. They are more expensive than say, Elmer's white glue which I use on the papers, but the Elmer's does not retain the 3-D after drying. There are other brands of these clear thick glues and any would be acceptable, though drying times might vary. I have also used some acrylic dimensional 'crack filler' type products, but some also have a strong odor which I try to avoid.
In my floral hub, I give instructions for the sand-centers gluing process, but I have been intending to make a video to show this.
You do have to work fairly quickly in 'sanding the glue globs' so that you will achieve the 3-D coverage.
I know your floral crafting efforts will be beautiful. Would be glad to see some of them too. Best wishes, and enjoyment!
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