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Old 02-24-2018, 10:57 AM   #1  
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Question TomBow liquid glue, the blue or the green?

I want to try a new to me liquid glue. I see a lot of Youtubers using the blue bottle in making junk journals. The USA shop that sends to EU at reasonable shipping cost only has the green bottle. Can someone say which one they use or prefer and why?
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Green.

I've heard that the blue causes wrinkling, but not from personal experience. I have used the green for years and am well-pleased with it.
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I like the green. It does have latex in it, in case you're allergic. The blue is a gel glue, latex-free, and gel glues do have a little more water, so use it sparingly to avoid what Diane referenced.
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I agree with the green. I have used the blue with some of the issues others have mentioned. I also found that coming back to cards that I used the blue on come apart, where I have not found that to be an issue when I use the green.
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I have used the green and like it very much. No issues!
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Buy the green and when you get it use it sparingly.
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I used the blue once, did not work like it said on bottle. Could have been a bad one, but I only ever use green bottle now. It dries sticky if left to air dry, so it will leave a residue if it squirts out from under your project. But it can be used on the back of paper to make a removable mask or stencil. I also use it to make my unmounted red rubber stamps removable to use on my acrylic blocks.
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To remove that excess glue, simply wait for it to dry and then rub it off gently with an adhesive remover. It comes off completely with not a trace left behind.
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I use the Green...yes, use sparingly, it goes a long ways. No issues, works great on all embellishments too.
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When using green tombow on the back of red rubber unmounted, do you let the glue dry before using with acrylic blocks? Or dab with a bit of glue and go?
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When using green tombow on the back of red rubber unmounted, do you let the glue dry before using with acrylic blocks? Or dab with a bit of glue and go?
DEFINITELY let it dry until it's tacky, then stick it to your acrylic block. If you 'glue and go,' as you put it, it will be stuck.
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I have used both the blue and green, and definitely prefer the green. The blue does cause wrinkling of the paper. Once I use my blue bottles up, I am sticking with the green.

I have a question, though - when would it be better to use the blue, more gel-like glue? It sells, so there must be a purpose for it.
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I'm in the minority here, I prefer the blue. I haven't noticed the paper wrinkling problem, but I do use my glue very sparingly and never have bumps of it on my paper, I spread it well.

I like how the green works but can't stand the smell of it.
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The blue is very similar to UHU gel glue. It dries hard and in my opinion is better suited to thin layers. I have had my layers fall off at times. The Green remains flexible and is good for all paper products and other materials as well. I really like how the green can be used as a permanent glue when wet or repositionable when dry.
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I'm in the minority. I use the green very little---for adhering small paper embellishments like a flower or a butterfly when only a dot is needed. I do not like the sticky it leaves behind, so mostly adhere large pieces and layers with tape as I find the glue dries stiff and cracks off. I use the blue for heavier embellishments that may be plastic or even metal as it remains a bit elastic and will withstand a bit of bumping without falling off. I also use it to adhere the rubber stamps I carve to the wood block I favor to use. Again, it does not get brittle and stays stuck longer. I think it all depends on your preference as I have friends that love the green and use it for constructing all their cards and don't seem to mind the sticky fingers. I vote for tape and neither of the glues!
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