(Closed) Invitation add-ons

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
634 posts
Busy bee

A flat back is a crystal with a completely flat side so it can be affixed to a flat surface. These you will need to dab glue on yourself, usually with something with a low viscocity (watery) so you can easily get them to lay flat. Most craft stores will have glues that are specifically intended to be used for beading.

Hot fix crystals are flat backs with a heat reactive glue already on their flat sides. You will buy a separate tool (Usually just called a hot fix crystal tool) set the crystal where you want it, and place the tool on top. It will harmlessly heat the crystal which will transfer to the glue, melting it and sticking it to the surface. Alternatively, hot melt can be affixed with normal glue as well.


In my opinion, hot melt is easier with less fussing around and fumbling with glue application, and makes for a cleaner look with no runny goo seeping out the sides, but either is perfectly viable for your invitations.


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