Quick and Simple (and Cheap!): Prop Sword

Xarin

A girl who likes art, crafts, and cosplay. She sells handmade items and accessories at her online store, Three Smitten Kittens.

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  1. The shape on the finished product looks awesome! I was looking at that plastic folder wondering how this was going to turn out – it looks awesome. Also the weathering looks really great too! I was having some trouble working with contact adhesive with craft foam and cardboard – the edges curled up. Maybe I didn’t use enough. In your experience, do you have to make sure that all parts of the surface you’re trying to glue should be coated in adhesive or should I have just double checked to make sure I had the adhesive on the corners as well as in the middle?

    • kageshoujo says:

      Thanks so much!

      Hmm, with my experience with contact adhesive, no curling up of any sort had ever happened to me, so I really can’t tell. I don’t know if it’s the brand of contact adhesive or the amount you put in, But I do apply lots of mine liberally especially on the edges (better lots of it than not enough!) Sometimes I even do two latyers–wait for the first later to get dry and tacky and spread a layer over that again.

      Although maybe the curling up also means you put in too much, the adhesive’s mixture is too “wet”, or the craft foam is too thin? The same reasons when you put white glue on paper and it curls up

      • That’s very possible – the craft foam was only 2mm so it was very thin and I was trying to glue it to cardboard – so it’s probably a combination of all those things you said. Haha. That’s why we test instead of using it on the actual costume piece right? Thank you very much for the tips!

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