3 22 Adhesives

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3 22 Adhesives

  1. 1. Floral Design Flower: Gladiolus Term: Warm melt glue
  2. 2. Gladiolus <ul><li>Availability: year-round </li></ul><ul><li>Color: white, pink, red, purple, green, yellow, and various bicolors </li></ul><ul><li>Florets can be plain, fringed, or ruffled </li></ul><ul><li>Florets continue to open progressively. </li></ul><ul><li>Large line flower </li></ul><ul><li>Florets are sometimes used in bridal or corsage work to create composite flowers. </li></ul><ul><li>Also comes in a miniature version with flowers spaced further apart on the stem </li></ul><ul><li>Longevity: weeks 1-2 </li></ul><ul><li>Sold by bunch (10) - $12.00/bu </li></ul>
  3. 3. Pan (Warm) Melt Glue <ul><li>An adhesive that is melted in an electric pan to secure fresh or dried flowers and accessories. </li></ul><ul><li>Also called warm melt glue </li></ul><ul><li>Melts at a lower temperature than hot glue. </li></ul><ul><li>Does not hold up well to refrigeration. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Adhesives & Tapes <ul><li>Floral glue </li></ul><ul><li>Hot glue </li></ul><ul><li>Warm glue </li></ul><ul><li>Floral clay </li></ul><ul><li>Florists tape </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stem wrap tape </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Waterproof tape </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Also called anchor tape </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Hot Glue <ul><li>Heats up to 250°F </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Really can burn you!!! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Will damage fresh flowers </li></ul><ul><li>Sets up quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Works very well on silk flowers </li></ul><ul><li>Leaves strings </li></ul>
  6. 6. Floral Glue <ul><li>Similar to rubber cement. </li></ul><ul><li>Apply some of the glue to each surface you want to bond, allow it to air dry for a few moments, and then press the two gluey surfaces together. </li></ul><ul><li>The drying is an endothermic reaction and too much of the adhesive can cause the temperature to drop enough to damage flowers and foliage. </li></ul><ul><li>Used to construct corsages and body flowers. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also great for gluing blossoms into garlands or wreaths. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Stem Lock <ul><li>The adhesive is in an aerosol can and has a tiny straw that you put into the spray cap. </li></ul><ul><li>Apply the adhesive by inserting the straw into the design at the foam surface (not into the foam) and spray in several locations. </li></ul><ul><li>Lock in the stems </li></ul><ul><li>Seals water in the foam </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps flowers from falling out </li></ul>
  8. 8. Florist’s Clay <ul><li>Sticky clay holds foam in container </li></ul><ul><li>Waterproof </li></ul><ul><li>Sticks to foam </li></ul>
  9. 9. Stem wrap tape <ul><li>Wax covered tape </li></ul><ul><li>Sticks to itself when stretched </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t stay sticky </li></ul><ul><li>Comes in many colors </li></ul><ul><li>Use for grouping or repairing fresh or everlasting flowers </li></ul>
  10. 10. Waterproof Tape <ul><li>Anchor tape </li></ul><ul><li>Can be clear or green </li></ul><ul><li>Use to hold floral foam in shallow containers </li></ul><ul><li>Use to make grids for flowers in vases with large openings </li></ul>
  11. 11. Anchor Pins <ul><li>Convenient time-saving design tool used to secure foam to a container </li></ul><ul><li>An easy-to-conceal alternative to taping foam </li></ul><ul><li>Secures easily to flat surfaces with Hot-Melt Glue, Double-Faced Tape or Floral Clay </li></ul>
  12. 12. Frogs <ul><li>Used for Oriental Designs </li></ul><ul><li>Often collectors item </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly replaced by foam </li></ul>
  13. 13. Today <ul><li>Review Flowers </li></ul><ul><li>Wire service (30 Min) </li></ul><ul><li>Condition flowers </li></ul>

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