Username Post: Adhesives--Tape vs Glue Stick vs Glue Dots, etc.        (Topic#1549963)
NorskyGal
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Do you use different adhesives for different jobs? (Double-sided Tape, Glue Stick, Glue Dots, etc...) Or is it just personal preference---meaning, once you find an adhesive you like, you use it for most everything....?


Edited by NorskyGal on 01-03-11 06:17 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
CommaHolly
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I use several different glues,,,

ATG for almost all paper and photos

Zip dry for anything tough to stick, like glitter paper, chipboard embellishments, etc,,,,

double sided tape for lace and ribbon,,,,,

and glue dots for flowers, sometimes chipboard,,,,,,depends, I try not to buy too many of those,,,,,but I do buy them,,,,,


 
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  • stick on 01-03-11 10:33 AM
In response to CommaHolly

Partly personal preference, and partly that some adhesives are better for certain situations. I use ATG for most things. Zip Dry (or Glossy Accents or Scotch Quick Dry) when I need a stronger bond. Foam when I want to make something stand out and add dimension. Xyron and 3M Spray Mount for vellum. Xyron, Spray Mount and Zig pens for tricky/delicate/lacy things. I also use Glue Dots because I have them, but I will probably not repurchase them when I run out.


 
Bxr-Linda
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In response to stick

Yes and Yes.

Different adhesive for different jobs AND personal preference.

But, NEVER glue sticks in ANY part of scrapbooking!


 
Here Kitty
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  • Bxr-Linda Said:
Yes and Yes.

Different adhesive for different jobs AND personal preference.

But, NEVER glue sticks in ANY part of scrapbooking!



ditto on everything!


 
madmatter
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In response to Here Kitty

I use:

ATG or Glue Glider Pro for photos and paper
Xyron for intricate/very small die-cuts
glue dots for chipboard, ribbon, metal embellishments
vellum dots for vellum
brads/eyelets for transparencies
foam dots for dimension

have fun ...


 
CommaHolly
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  • Here Kitty Said:
  • Bxr-Linda Said:
Yes and Yes.

Different adhesive for different jobs AND personal preference.

But, NEVER glue sticks in ANY part of scrapbooking!



ditto on everything!



this can not be stressed strongly enough Unless of course, you RELISH the thought of trying to remember exactly WHERE on the page you put that flower 3 years ago when you created that page,,,,,,,because it is now at the bottom of the page protector, hanging out with an alpha or 4.


 
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In response to CommaHolly

I use several different kinds too but my new favorite is the Scotch ATG...love, love, LOVE it. Just got a couple of weeks ago and I haven't used much of my other adhesives.


 
Mix-on the Memories
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In response to caraboo

Mostly ATG, Glue Dots, sometimes Wet Glue but never glue sticks.


 
Jennifer Priest
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In response to Mix-on the Memories

I love ATG as my main runner but use the American Crafts This to That runners if I need something quick. And glue dots rock! I don't own a single glue stick anymore.


 
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I just bought the ATG and boy!! . . . do I love it. Also, Diamond Glaze for metallic objects, glue dots for buttons and last but definitely not least my two different sizes of Xyrons!! Makes life so much easier.


 
aquabunny
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Last night I did a page in which I used:

- adhesive squares (for photos and some other page elements)
- glue dots (for a tied piece of ribbon)
- Zig glue pen with chisel tip (for a few smaller items)
- glue stick (the only thing I have that doesn't make sheer ribbon look horrible)
- tacky glue (for big buttons with the shanks cut off)

Also in stock, but unused on that layout, are several types of pop dots/foam squares, a different type of Zig glue pen (the squeeze and roll, which I don't like very much), and a package of sticky-dot adhesive sheets.

Different products for different situations.


 
NorskyGal
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Thank you to everyone for your input. I greatly appreciate it!


 
beccacrouch
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In response to Bxr-Linda

  • Bxr-Linda Said:
Yes and Yes.

Different adhesive for different jobs AND personal preference.

But, NEVER glue sticks in ANY part of scrapbooking!



Why not glue sticks? Is there a specific reason? I use a glue stick when adhering my pages to chipboard albums. Never had a problem. I get even, thorough coverage and it holds perfectly.

I use a variety of adhesives...

Everything below I have a purpose for. Some can be use for the same thing but each is best (for me) at specific things.




 
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I think I have about 10 different types of adhesives laying around on my table! I mainly use the ATG gun, a small tape runner for those tricky spots, glue dots, foam squares & my Zig pen on a daily basis. But I also have spray adhesive, decoupage, Diamond Glaze, and even an assortment of Aleene's glues (for cards/making embellies only).


 
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In response to YesterdaysEcho

I use almost exclusively glue runners and glue dots.

I used to use glue sticks, but after a couple of years, everything fell apart. Same with the hermafix tabs.


 
Bxr-Linda
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In response to beccacrouch

  • beccacrouch Said:
  • Bxr-Linda Said:
Yes and Yes.

Different adhesive for different jobs AND personal preference.

But, NEVER glue sticks in ANY part of scrapbooking!



Why not glue sticks? Is there a specific reason? I use a glue stick when adhering my pages to chipboard albums. Never had a problem. I get even, thorough coverage and it holds perfectly.

I use a variety of adhesives...

Everything below I have a purpose for. Some can be use for the same thing but each is best (for me) at specific things.







Besides the fact that the adhesive fails?

You say it "holds perfectly." How old are your projects?
After you adhere the paper to chipboard, do you cover with some kind of glaze or modge Podge?


 
Here Kitty
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In response to Bxr-Linda

I used glue sticks as well until I realized it didn't last forever. After 7 years or so, 50% of the items I used glue sticks on (several brands)had fallen apart.


 
CommaHolly
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yep,,,glue sticks fall apart baaaaaad bad bad

It's every scrapper's nightmare to open a scrapbook to proudly show off lay outs and find photos hanging around the bottom of their page protector with a few alphas


Edited by CommaHolly on 01-08-11 03:33 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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