Okay, the other adhesive thread got me thinking about this and I wanted a little input. Should you use different types of adhesive for different things you put on a lo? For example, an adhesive for photos, another one for cardstock, another one for metal embellies, and another for flowers? If you do, what do you use for each? The only thing I really know about adhesive so far is get acid free. Thanks for your help!
I use Tombo w tape runner for pics and ribbon... xyron for adding PP and CS... Glue Dots for buttons, flowers and chipboard pieces and liquid adhesive for fibers. So yes I definitely use different types of adhesives for different things.
-mounting squares for photos
-mounting tape (where you tear off the length you need) for attaching large pieces of patterned paper to backing cardstock
-fine-tip glue pen or my xyron 150 for cut-out letters, small die cuts, punches
- Glue Dots for chipboard, lumpy things
-I usually attach flowers and tags with brads
-I use a tape or glue runner if I have a lot of small photos or squares of paper to stick down because it's faster
-I have several other specialized adhesives (photo corners, vellum tape, etc) but these are the ones I use the most. Seems like a lot, and the photo mounting squares are pretty old-school, but it works for me
I use different kinds of adhesive depending on what I need the adhesive for. Paper, cardstock, photos, I use a tape runner. I have the Glue Glider that I usually use, but I also have a Tombo w and a 3L runner. I prefer the tape runners and keep photo splits and a Herma Vario dispenser as backup.
For my wordbooks, I use Zip Dry to adhere the paper to the chipboard as it doesn't buckle or pucker when it dries. For die cut letters and shapes from my Cricut or Cuttlebug I use my xyron 250. If it won't fit in the 250, then I use Zip Dry or a tape runner.
For metal and acrylic I use Glossy Accents. For flowers, I use Glue Dots , and depending on how big the metal or acrylic is, I may use Glue Dots on that, too. For some of the bling I use (most of my bling is in the form of glitter or Stickles) I use the Glossy Accents or Glue Dots . If I want to glitter a chipboard or cardstock letter, I run it through the xyron backwards so the adhesive is on the front. Glitter it, then seal it with Glossy Accents.
I hope this helps! I have collected two whole drawers' worth of adhesives and refills. I'm a midnight-scrapper, so I can't always just run out and get a refill when I run out. I work the night shift and I unwind after work with a little scrappin' and craftin'.
I'm still trying to figure out how you do that! I've read your blog several times. I've got a 250 refill that broke in my machine, but there's too much left on the roll to just throw it away. So I kept it and I'm trying to use it without the machine.