theres no where in your faq that talks about glue...@Anonymous
Our FAQ is always a work in progress, so if you ever see something that is not included in there you can feel free to send us an ask. We have answered countless asks about glue, though- maybe try searching through our ‘FAQ’ or ‘answered’ tag. Thanks!
whats the best way to put on really little rhinestones? :( i dont know how to put the glue on the back without it getting everywhere either@Anonymous
Magic pencil (cuppiecakesprinkles sells these) or w tweezers if you’re good w them. I put the glue on a paper towel then place my rhinestone into the glue then on my case. xo
***Edit: Ticia here :) I know E6000 glue can be tricky, so if you do use it I suggest keeping a paper towel or piece of paper next to you so that you can spread some of the glue on the case (small thin patches at a time since it will dry relatively quickly), then place the E6000 tube on top of the paper or paper towel since it does leak a bit after squeezing. If you use real swarovski crystals you don’t have to worry about them getting foggy regardless of using this type of glue, but you do not want to get any glue on top of the crystal or it will ruin it. If you are using lower-end rhinestones, I heard epoxy glue is the best type for this. I just suggest that you never ever use super glue unless you have to! I only use super glue for chunky cabochon cases.
Hope that helps.
how do you get rid of the silicone smell?@Anonymous
it goes away on it’s own, place it in a window or somewhere it can air out for a few days… (I like to store mine on top of my fridge, weird?)
if you are making the decoden yourself it can take up to 10 days for the smell to go away fully, if you received an item in the mail that still has the smell i’d say it’ll go away in less than 5. unfortunately mailing an item that still has a smell to it traps the aroma in the package so it has to air out a few more days.
it will go away though! don’t fret!
Hello! I've just got into the hobby of deco den a few months ago, and I have been using Alex Dap Plus up until reading your FAQ. I usually aim for a bright white shade of color (Although it seems the Alex Dap in Brilliant White has a rather gray discoloration to it) Anyways, what I'm asking is brand of silicone do you use to get that lovely white finish?@picotan-deactivated20130320
Ticia here! I know we get the silicone question a LOT, and would normally direct to FAQ…. buuuuut you brought up something I really wanted to answer!
I tried Alex Dap Plus a long while ago, and honestly… HATED IT! It came out SO ugly and definitely not white. Also, it would not stay molded the way I piped it… it lost its shape quite easily. It wasn’t squishy at all, but rather hard. I was seriously disappointed. It frustrated me that a majority of decoden videos on YouTube with a lot of views recommend people to use Alex Dap, because to me it’s a horrible idea.
Stick with a 100% silicone from your local hardware store. NOT acrylic. Just silicone. Brilliant white! 100% silicone is usually for kitchen/bath- look closely and it will surely say “100% silicone”.
It really doesn’t matter what brand.
Hope that helps!
thank you so much! I really appreciate it. (sorry im shy so i keep asking anon) but thank you once again, I'll just stick to adding a few drops. :)@Anonymous
no problem, hope to see some final products! <3
I just wanted to know how long it usually takes for your silicone to dry if you colored it with acrylic paint. I just recently started experimenting with coloring my silicone with acrylic paint & its taking forever to fully dry. I use the GE silicone (my favorite silicone) & im trying to see if there is maybe an alternative brand that would maybe dry faster? I also tried it with the alex dap, i know it isnt 100% silicone but i was just curious IF you could help me id really appreciate it thanks!@Anonymous
Hi there, I actually use the GE brand as well and color it regularly. The trick isnt the brand of silicone if you ask me, it’s the amount of paint you are using to color it… I only put MAYBE 2 drops in, literal drops, not a sqeeze, it shouldn’t be bigger than a dime in your pot that you’re mixing the deco in, it still takes quite a bit longer than plain silicone to dry, mine takes up to 4 days before I feel comfortable manipulating it. I’ve never had trouble with it beyond that though.
Hope that helps!
idk if its my computer or if I'm completely blind, but I cant find your FAQ...@Anonymous
all frequently asked & answered questions are tagged as that. we just get the silicone question at least twice a day and for our followers it gets old to see the same posts over and over. we are also happy to reply privetly when not asked on anon (just request personal reply). :)
where can I get great silicone for my whipped cream decoden on etsy?@Anonymous
hmmm I don’t recommend buying silicone on etsy, none of us 3 do… we all buy it at our local craft stores (which, we all live thousands of miles away from one another)… as long as it’s 100% it’ll be great!
How do you make silicone molds?@Anonymous
There are a few different ways, but the easiest might be this:
the case you made is super cute ^^@wonkasmcnuggies
Which one hon? There are three girls that run this blog but some of the photos we have here are submissions :)
how would one go about to also co~own this blog?@Anonymous
Message us un-anon and tell us a little bit about yourself :) I think at the moment we’re sticking to just the three of us BUT saying that it would be lovely to have new people on board at some point! The more support the better :)
edit: also, keep in mind there are 3 girls running this blog so you have to be willing to communicate openly and often, we talk on an almost daily basis via the web about the direction and give aways which take place on this blog, so following the 3 of us and knowing a bit about what we do individually and as a group is important as well! We would only ever consider adding members who all 3 of us felt comfortable with, FYD has turned into a baby of sorts hehe, but please come off anon and say hello if you are interested! Then we will see when the time is right to add more members :)
do you recommend adding a clear coat of nail polish to a deco case with rhinestones?@Anonymous
Not personally (Julie) you will loose the facets to the rhinestones and they will look like round circles instead of crystals. If you use E6000 it will dry crystal clear and you shouldn’t need clear nail polish to make the case shiny! :)
what glue do you recommend for gluing cabs, rhinestones, etc?@Anonymous
E6000! please search our blogs FAQ for similar questions which have been answered :) Fuckyeahdecoden.tumblr.com/tagged/FAQ xo
Would any of the three of you be able to make a Harry Potter Decoden case? I found one when googling decoden but I dont know who made the case. (google 'harry potter decoden' in google images and you should find it).@Anonymous
I’m sure any of us would love to do this for you! It’s kind of difficult to answer this since you’re asking all three of us at once lol but we would love to (as far as I know).
What is your opinion on cold porcelain? Can you use it for decoden? Like to make cookies and whatnot? :)@fluffcake
Sorry we haven’t answered this yet, but I am not sure about this one! I’ll post it and see if any of our lovely followers can help with an answer! :)