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Ok, so I have my foam and I have cut it just the way I want it. I also have a template that I have printed out for my squares and textures. My question is...what is the best way to get it to stick to my foam? Doublesided tape, glue stick, regular glue, hot glue, regular tape?
I welcome any suggestions.
Spray-on adhesive is what I usually use. Be sure to get the strongest brand available. If you get a weak formula, the sheet will peel off from humidity. Gluestick also works very well. NEVER use regular glue! The moisture will warp the sheet of paper. Double sided tape will work if you buy an industrial strength brand, but you can't just pick that stuff up at the local art supply store.
doesn't any spray melt foam and give off fumes?
No. Most spray paints will melt foam because of the solvents that keep the pigment in liquid form. Ordinary spray adhesive isn't going to have any solvent in it. But it never hurts to test a sample of the foam to see how it will react.
It's burning the foam that really releases fumes--like with a hot wire cutter.
I have created several 3D building for both HC and MW. The aerosol spray adhesive (repositionable) work great. Woring with foam-core is probably easier than working with straight foam pieces. You get much better adhesion to the foam core paper.
There is a tool from art supply dealers (www.dickblick.com) that makes a dove tail joint in the foam core so pieces fit together snugly. then you could dis assemble your buildings for storage.
I would love to have one of them. I wonder if they sell it in craft stores? Is this it....
thats it. a great tool
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