The Disney Husband won this piece on Ebay a while back. It is called "Goofy's Grace Notes." It came to us with a broken foot. (Thank goodness for insurance) My sweet and long suffering husband has been begging me to fix Goofy for a long time now and I thought I'd do a post about the process.
Step Three: Here's the fun part! Coloring in the (broken) white areas that need to be filled with color before we start gluing. If you try to do this after the piece is glued, you'll find that the glue won't take the color, and the break(s) will be much more noticeable. In my case all I needed was a black marker and some brown watercolor which I hand mixed to match the shoe as closely as possible. The small paintbrush was able to get into the incredibly tiny cracks that the marker just could not get into!
Step Four: Make sure you know how the pieces go together. Get the feel and sight of how the pieces go together in your memory, because once they are glued, it's hard to go back!
Step Five: Preparing to Glue. Take a breath, you can do this! If you have a fear of crazy/super glue, I don't blame you! It really does glue skin together and even though nail polish remover will eventually separate your fingers, or what-have-you, your skin is left feeling awful for quite a while! That's what your junk mail envelope is for, or a piece or cardboard. Squeeze a glob of glue onto the cellophane envelope window and you will have plenty of time to work with it. It does not dry immediately by itself. (Uuhh, I used the back of the glue packaging, the directions actually, not too bright)
Before I go any further, you may have noticed that I have two different bottles of glue in these photos, if you did, Bravo! Make sure you always start out with a fresh bottle of glue! The first bottle of glue I had to cut right through the bottle with a utility knife, (I don't ever suggest doing this unless you are fearless) and it was dry the whole way through! We have so many bottles of this stuff around the house, how come we can't find any when we really need it?