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Old 09-08-2009, 09:31 AM
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What is the best way to stick gravel/stones onto canvas

I was just wondering what was the best way to stick gravel small stones onto stretched canvas? I want it to stick on firmly and not for it to start dropping off. I need a permanent fix. Would PVA glue do?
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:43 AM
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Re: What is the best way to stick gravel/stones onto canvas

Just personally, I'd be more inclined to use a heavy bodied acrylic medium or molding paste than PVA glue. The glues are great, but most have a thinner consistency and are better suited to paper. You could also think about silicone caulk.
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Old 09-27-2009, 01:10 AM
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Re: What is the best way to stick gravel/stones onto canvas

There is a glue called "Little Welder" that works great. I attach glass pieces, stones, etc. all the time to canvas in my work and I have not had a problem with them falling off later.
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Re: What is the best way to stick gravel/stones onto canvas

Maybe you have already worked this out, but as a mosaic artist I thought I could add something to this. You can't beat silicone because it stays flexible. To adhere individual stones to canvas, just dab a bit on the back of each stone. If you are covering a significant area with tiny stones, the flexibility is even more important. Work in small areas, spreading the silicone with a popsicle stick or other throw away item. Then press the stones into it gently. That way there is little chance of them popping off even if the canvas is accidentally flexed.
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Re: What is the best way to stick gravel/stones onto canvas

The best and safest way is using "Gloss Gel Medium" from Golden Paints or from any other supplier. It is archival. I stick stones, gravel, pop cans, heavy metal pieces, etc.
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Re: What is the best way to stick gravel/stones onto canvas

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There is a glue called "Little Welder" that works great. I attach glass pieces, stones, etc. all the time to canvas in my work and I have not had a problem with them falling off later.


Hello there! I was just wondering if the back-side of the glass piece needs to be roughened befor the glue attempt is made? I have stained glass sheets I'll be breaking soon to apply to canvas. And I have a few 3" x 3" pieces of heavier fused glass pieces to apply as well...
Would "Little Welder" hold weightier pieces?
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