adhering beads to canvas
i would like to do a painting with oil or acrylic and add some beads to give it some texture. i had the idea to paint the areas where the beads would go. the second step would be mix the same color paint and glue and use that mixture to place the beads on the canvas.
would this work? could i use regular white glue? would i need to use clear glue to mix with the paint?
any ideas or suggestions would be helpful. i'll even post a pic when i am done : )
thanks in advance.
I've tried mixing oil paint and pva before, the consistency looked great at first but when I let it dry it cracked really bad =
I don't know about any other paints/glues
For me mixing glue and paint has been a nightmare...
I think acrylic & pva *should* mix, you could always test a small area, or do a mini canvas to try out various techniques.
You may be better to paint the canvas then adhere the beads with PVA once the paint is dry, the glue will dry clear.
Alternatively, try a glue gun, and you could use a coloured or glittered melt stick to make the glue a decorative feature.
Ahhh...Jenny you just reminded me that I have done this before and it did crack. I completely forgot about that project till you mentioned it.
Bindi, I will do a test run with a glue stick. I usually have glue strings everywhere, I will have to work on my technique.
Thank you both for your input. I am sooooo glad I asked rather than just ran with it.
Golden Gel Mediums will do the job nicely.Can be mixed with acrylic paint.Also comes in many different finishes-matte or semi gloss
I just discovered spray adhesive. Dunno if it would hurt the paint or not, but if you just wanted to apply them without the extra paint and glue it might work to spray them off to the side then put them on the canvas and get them where you want them before it dries
Essex Debs is right, Golden Gel Mediums have worked the best for me. They are thicker than regular white glue and hold the beads better when I tried this.
Depending on the size of the beads would depend on what would hold them onto the canvas. I would recommend gel mediums for small beads as it mixes well with the paint and you can buy lots of different gels for different results, I have even seen gel mediums with beads in!
The white glue will mix with the acrylic paint but the result will give a more glossy effect to the paint.
hot glue or melted crayon you can stick the beads in before the crayon drys
I've been using glitter and sequins in my painting for years and have used seed beads in the past. I tend to use clear varnish. I don't use the pongy varnish but one I get from Wilconsons thats quick drying and can be washed with soap and water. It dries like normal varnish in about 30 mins - 1 hr but doesn't stink the whole flat out.
glue them on and decoupage after all is dry.
What about E6000? strong enough for shoe decoration
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