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I have two great Styrofoam torso mannequins I want to turn into art pieces. My vision is cover them collage style with colored tissue and embellish with gems, beads, and found objects. What adhesive is best to use for tissue? What adhesives can I use for the embellishments?
I've not tried gluing Styrofoam, but I did just read how Styrofoam may need a special glue, one without any solvent in it, or that ingredient, the solvent, will melt the Styrofoam. It was also noted that a glue gun would melt the foam too.
They do sell glue for that is specifically for Styrofoam, which that's what I wanted to let you know, but as for gluing the tissue to the Styrofoam, that is something that hopefully will be on the label of what that particular glue, will glue.
The best glue for any Styrofoam is contact cement. This won't harm the Styrofoam and it will glue any object to the Styrofoam that you need.
you can use different sorts of glues for the different elements of your project.
for the hard, solid things you can get away with using a glue gun, though it is advised you use it at low temperature with styrofoam. As well you can use something like Liquid Nails. Here is a guide to glue with styrofoam: www.wikihow.com/
as for the tissue and other elements, my favorite product is something called Matte Medium. www.dickblick.com/
Modge Podge is another good glue, very Elmer's like - rather thick, dries a bit opaque but solid. Excellent for paper too.
for the more solid bits I'd still want to use a glue gun or other thing though just for the added support.
There are a lot of glues that will work but it seems there are some glues especially for using with Styrofoam.
I'm trying to update my ugly old cylinder glass block bar and cover it up with something! Any ideas?
Gorilla Glue makes several types. Get the one that adheres to glass.