Are you confused about which adhesives to use for your projects? Do you wonder which is best in which situations? Here is a quick and easy guide to Stampin' Up adhesives:
Tip: If you need to take layers apart for repositioning or because you changed your mind, simply heat with the Heat Tool and you will be able to separate the pieces.
Mini Glue Dots: Whoever invented these should get a medal! They are really handy for attaching embellishments to a project, like buttons, ribbons, punched shapes, etc. To use, press the embellishment on top of the Glue Dot. When you pull it away, the dot sticks to the embellishment, then you can attach it to the project. Or you can pick up a Glue Dot with the point of a Hobby Blade or Paper Piercing Tool and transfer it to your project.
Tip: Keep the unused Glue Dots on the roll covered or you will have stray dots sticking to everything on your table!
Tip: Sticky Strip works great for adhering ribbon, especially if you want to gather or pleat or ruche it.
Dotto is a temporary adhesive that rolls onto the paper. I use it whenever I design a project to put things together so I can take the pieces apart to make changes. This helps me to explore my creativity to the max, since I can experiment with different colors, shapes, images, embellishments, etc., without having to start all over on a project. Refills are available.
Tip: Use Dotto when using the Stamp-a-ma-jig.
Adhere your card stock to Grid Paper (or whatever paper you use under your projects) so that it does not shift around when you are positioning your stamp with the image sheet.
2-Way Glue Pen: It is called 2-way Glue because when you put pieces together when the glue is wet, it is permanent. When you let the glue dry before putting them together, it is temporary. The glue is blue when it is wet, but dries clear. It is the perfect glue for glitter because the chisel-shaped tip allows you to add the glue precisely where you want it, even small areas in a stamped outline. It goes on in a very thin layer, as well, so you don’t get globs of glue and glitter on your project.
Tip: Put Adhesive Sheet on card stock or fabric, then punch out a shape, or cut with a die. Easy
Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive: This versatile glue gives a very strong bond, but cannot be undone once it is dry. So if you make a mistake you either live with it or start over. Use it on 3-D items for an even stronger, more permanent bond than even Sticky Strip. One of the advantages to this adhesive is that you have a few seconds to reposition your layers before it starts setting up so you can slide things into the exact alignment you want. This is really helpful when trying to get a mat lined up straight!
Tip: Use just a very thin bead of glue on your project, or the card stock will get wet and buckle as it dries.
Adhesive Remover: Have you ever ruined a project because it stuck to your Grid Paper when you inadvertently put it down where there is a bit of stray SNAIL or other adhesive? I have learned to use the Adhesive Remover to clean up my work surface after gluing things in order to prevent such accidents. Just rub the stray adhesive with the corner or edge of the Remover and it will come right up.
Tip: When the corners or edges of the Adhesive
Effects can take a long time to dry, especially if you have used a lot of it. Be sure to set your project aside until it has set so that you don’t ruin it and have to start over! Crystal
I hope you find this little lesson on adhesives helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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