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Old 05-29-2019, 06:01 AM   #1
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Question what glue is best for papercraft?

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I've been papercrafting for years, specifically cardmaking, and generally use glue tape runners for most things and silicone gel if I want a bit of dimension. Most of the demonstrators on Create and Craft use wet glues, so I've been trying wet glue on my cards. The resulting card always seems really hard, unflexible and often slightly warped.
Can anyone suggest what I'm doing wrong please. I'm trying to use as little as possible.
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Old 05-30-2019, 05:14 AM   #2
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It comes down to what you are using it for, personal experience and availability, you are likely to get a lot of different opinions of this subject. Some of my my favs are:

Tombow Multi in the green bottle
Aleene's tacky glue and/or fast tack
Gel medium

I have learned that a little goes a long way if you are using a quality glue such as Tombow Multi and that spending a couple of extra bucks for a brand name quality glue is well worth it. Glue is not that expensive of a staple to go cheap on, you just don't save enough $$$ for the frustration of having your project fall apart or something in my experience.
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Old 05-30-2019, 06:28 AM   #3
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I use Fabri-Tac from Beacon Adhesives. It dries quickly and clear and gives me enough time adjust and straighten. Yes, it can be a little annoying with stringing. It helps to cut just a small hole at an angle when opening a new bottle. I have also reused a lid with just the right angle on it. Happy gluing and creating!
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Old 05-30-2019, 07:28 AM   #4
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It is all good. But glue sticks, I hate them. They dry and lose their cling. I like sook wang (score tape) tape or ATC and art glitter glue for the small stuff.
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Old 05-31-2019, 05:08 AM   #5
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Re-reading your original post reminded me of of a "story";

A group of us were bible art journaling together and someone asked if she could borrow my Tombow to glue something onto a page and I said sure, handed it to her and told her "a little goes a long way be sparing". I should have paid better attention to what she was doing because her page warped, she was not happy. Later as I was glueing something onto one of my pages I heard the comment "oh wow when you said use very little, you really meant VERY little."

Long story short, her version of being sparing with the glue and mine were different, which btw case was learned through experience. Don't give up, keep at it. If you mess up try again, I still mess up more than I care to admit.
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Old 06-01-2019, 10:23 AM   #6
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I love Aleene's glues (from back in my embellishing clothes with gems period, many, MANY moons ago...). So, I highly recommend Jewel it, which kept gems stuck on sweats through washing after washing. OK, it kind of stays on your fingers, too, but if you use this one, then not much gets on you:

Aleene’s Original Glues - Aleenes Jewel It Embellishing Glue Pen

I use one of these for gluing intricate die cuts to my cards- it dries fast, and the pen makes it easy to use just a tiny bit. You can refill the pen from a larger bottle of the stuff, too, so it's economical.


OK To Wash It is also a good glue from Aleene's.
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I really like USArtquest PPA (Perfect Paper Adhesive) and have had great luck with its performance on cards and mini albums. I believe I purchased it in Michael's with a coupon. I had never heard of it until a couple years ago, I'm thinking most likely on Ginger Rapp's blog (mysistersscrapper). I hope you find something that works for you!
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Another fan of Aleene's - the Hi-Tack all-purpose is my go-to glue for almost everything. As others have said, less is more. Except when sticking thin paper, I have no issues with cockling or warping. When using thin paper I sometimes switch to Tombow Multi. And for small things, I use gel medium, so I guess I am just reiterating what stampin stacy says. I've been using the Aleene's for many years now and have no problems with stuff staying stuck, which I noticed could be an issue over time with some double-sided tapes.
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bzzzeee. you can also get the USArtquest at Adhesives | USArtQuest
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:17 PM   #10
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I have 2 wet glues that I use all the time: a) Art Glitter Glue (no glitter in it) it dries super fast, so don't plan on wiggling it around too much. It holds super well. b) Gina K Connect Glue, This doesn't dry as fast, so you do have wiggle room to get it positioned just right. This glue also holds super well. Both have very tiny tips for using on those small, tiny die cuts.
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bzzzeee. you can also get the USArtquest at Adhesives | USArtQuest

Thanks so much for the recommendation! I am saving the link for future reference. What a great site, so much more than glue. I got lost in there for awhile with all they have to offer!
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Didn't see this thread earlier. Just posted a link to a glue comparison Glue Review from Mixed Up Craft site.
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