Username Post: How do you make paper rosettes without sever burns from glue gun?        (Topic#1573237)
Bgreuter
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I know how to make the rosettes using the Martha Stewart Scoreboard, but how do you put the "top" on your? With glue gun? Owee because I am trying to hold it together with one hand, glue gun with the other, very awkward. Any ideas?


 
designguyKORY
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In response to Bgreuter

I just push it down flat, hold it down and try to keep from overfilling the center so that it doesn't overflow and get on my fingers- but after using a glue gun so much, my fingers are almost immune to glue gun heat.

Once I fill the center, and tap the top/center down- it can get hot, tho... Sometimes I sit a bottle of glue on top to hold it down flat til it dries- I have put on one of those rubber finger covers- to use if you're shuffling thru lots of papers- what are they called? Grips? That can help you not feel the heat of the glue.

-kory


 
Just G
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In response to Bgreuter

never heard of them. Is there a tutorial or picture?

the only homemade roses I've made are with mini glue dots because it is hard to wait for the layers to dry


 
kiyawinn
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In response to Just G

I use the TH rosette die....and I glue the two ends together first with Scotch quick dry adhesive, then I glue a top on using the same adhesive and sit something a little bit heavy on top til it dries.....
Never used a glue gun...knowing me, I'd burn the whole house down!
Alison


 
Momto3infinity
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In response to Just G

I use a piece of tin foil, create a dime-sized area about 1/4" (thick/tall) of hot glue and surround it with my rosette. Then I 'squeeze' the rosette into the centre of the glue. **Hope that makes sense** My fingers don't get burned that way. When, it has cooled, I tear away any additional tin foil from the hot glue and adhere the whole thing to a 'Gluber'.


 
kelseymel
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In response to Momto3infinity

I use Glossy Accents or Scotch Quick Dry on the ends and secure that with a binder clip.

Once that dries I glue the whole thing to a circle of scrap paper using GA. Put a heavy book on it until it dries.

I hate hot glue, those strings drive me crazy.


 
ScrappyMama6
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In response to designguyKORY

  • designguyKORY Said:
I just push it down flat, hold it down and try to keep from overfilling the center so that it doesn't overflow and get on my fingers- but after using a glue gun so much, my fingers are almost immune to glue gun heat.

Once I fill the center, and tap the top/center down- it can get hot, tho... Sometimes I sit a bottle of glue on top to hold it down flat til it dries- I have put on one of those rubber finger covers- to use if you're shuffling thru lots of papers- what are they called? Grips? That can help you not feel the heat of the glue.

-kory





Hee hee....I call them "Thumb Condoms"....




 
MrsAnnieS
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In response to ScrappyMama6

If you have a non-stick craft sheet, after you adhere your ends together and that dries, form your rosette and put a blob of hot glue on the mat. Stick your formed rosette on the glue and press down-I usually use something to hold it down until the glue dries, like a bottle of paint/glue. Once it is cool just peel your rosette off the mat! Works wonders with limited burns


 
SandraB.
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In response to MrsAnnieS

I use the TH method also. I think he uses the glob of glue on the craft mat. Works great!


 
moxiegirl23
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In response to SandraB.

I switched to a "lo-temp" glue gun and it's much better re finger burns.


 
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