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Old 07-23-2011, 06:42 AM   #1  
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Default I'm Going Wacky - Wacky Tape that is!

Can anybody give me a clue about how to use wacky tape? I bought some 8.5x11 sheets a few yrs back. I tried to use it the other day but when I peel the top layer back so I can lay my paper on it to apply the "tacky" to the backside, the tacky is gooey and sticking to both sides! I didn't think it would "go bad." What could be wrong with it, or what am I doing wrong? Any ideas? Thanks for any ideas, suggestions! Gabby
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If I recall it's supposed to be sticky on both sides. You peel off one side of the tape, affix it to your piece (tag, flower, etc) and then peel off the other side to affix to your project.
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If I recall it's supposed to be sticky on both sides. You peel off one side of the tape, affix it to your piece (tag, flower, etc) and then peel off the other side to affix to your project.
Hello and thanks for your reply. The way I think I saw it demonstrated is: you peeled back the paper side, which revealed a solid sheet of tacky. You layed your photo, die-cut or whatever you wanted to make tacky, onto the tacky and pressed it down. When you lifted it off, the bottom side of your entire piece was covered with tacky and ready to use. On mine, now, when I pull back the paper, half the tacky stays on the paper side (which to my recollection should not happen) and the other tacky is where it should be. Unfortunately, what is left on either side, is "splotchy" and random, thereby making it next to impossible to get the entire backside of a photo or whatever, tacky. I have some other sheets that are comparable to wacky tack. I bought them b4 I bought the WT, and they woek fine. I can't phathom that the WT is too old to work. But ... maybe it is?

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I've never used Wacky Tacky, but I do know that adhesive backed stuff can get old and lose its "stick". I have some foam dimensional squares that have paper liners front and back and they are also a couple of years old.

When I peeled the paper off one side, it still seemed sticky, but the opposite side is like you said, kind of splotchy and the adhesive didn't seem to be even. It doesn't hold worth a darn!
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I've never used Wacky Tacky, but I do know that adhesive backed stuff can get old and lose its "stick". I have some foam dimensional squares that have paper liners front and back and they are also a couple of years old.

When I peeled the paper off one side, it still seemed sticky, but the opposite side is like you said, kind of splotchy and the adhesive didn't seem to be even. It doesn't hold worth a darn!
Thanks for your reply. I'm thinking I am using it correctly and that it's just past it's shelf life. They are out of business and to my knowledge, whoever it was that bought them out (K&Co maybe) doesn't sell the WT sheets anymore so I can't go to them direct. I should have used it long ago. Oh, well.
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Yep, sound like it's no longer useable. I've started using up my older stuff for the same reason - past it's shelf life. I had stickers that no longer stick, embossing powders that no longer emboss, etc. : (
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