Kitchens With Cherry Cabinets
Everyone Needs Glue
Glue is something we all use in crafting, especially when making holiday ornaments and decorations, cards, decoupage, and such. After researching glue from companies all over the world, I’m still in favor of Elmer’s Glue-All. For some types of crafting it’s best slightly diluted as it can be too thick for delicate work, such as creating pressed flower pictures and adhering paper to slick surfaces.
A hot glue gun is indispensible for many projects such as wreath making or working with shells. It’s an inexpensive tool that’s worth owning if you do a variety of crafts.
I always use water-based paint. It dries quickly, it’s easy to clean brushes, and there are no toxic fumes. Acrylic paint is the best for stenciling and I use latex paint for furniture projects. Many craft companies sell small bottles of acrylic paints that are good for small projects. There are as many shades of colors as you’d ever want. They cost about $2.95 a bottle and you can buy the exact color needed, premixed. They’re perfect if you only need a small amount.
There are new spray latex paints on the market that are smooth, fast-drying, and have a nice sheen. Krylon and Rust-Oleum are two reliable brand names. Rust-Oleum also has a line of decorator brush-on paints that come in small cans for crafting and they are wonderful. Their spray enamels come in a wide range of decorator colors and we’ve been using them in our studio.to paint a variety of containers. When spray-painting, remember to do so in a well-ventilated area, and always wear a mask. The paper masks don’t provide enough protection. If you intend to do a lot of spraying, invest in a good mask. They’re available in all paint departments.