Hi everyone! I was working on some cards last night and I was using my ATG. I have no issues using the device itself... I love it! But it's SO sticky that when I'm trying to do a double mat or something like that, it often sticks down before I have a chance to get it lined up properly. Does anyone else have this issue and what tricks do you know to keep it from happening?
I find the same thing although if I use a good quality paper I have a better chance of repositioning it. The really cheap paper (which I use a lot of because I shop mostly by theme)is not tolerant for repositioning.
I'm a bit afraid now of anything marked repositionable Chris because I'm scanning all my old books and having them printed.
When I started scanning the books I did 4 or 5 years ago when I was new and only used repositionable adhesive - those really fell apart. I had to patch them all back and adhere everything down again before I could scan them.
However, I agree with you - it would be great to have a window where you could reposition things easily to get them straight.
Yes that happens to me too. However my cricut spatula really comes in handy to help lift things without tearing. I've also been successful in lifting pictures/paper that have even been down a few days, but I have to use the spatula. The quality of paper is a definite factor too, but the spatula is a necessity for me when using my ATG.
The paper I'm using right now is Bazzill and once it sticks there is no getting it unstuck without tearing the paper. I have been able to get it to come up with a string of dental floss but it's still showing creases in the top layer where i had to peel it up. I think I'm gonna go get some wax paper and try that as a barrier on the bottom half while I position the top half. I'll report back!
Update - the wax paper worked but just a short way in I needed to change out my tape roll. I had totally forgotten that they put non-stick paper in the boxes to keep the rolls from sticking together. I started using that instead and it worked like a charm! It is thicker paper and much easier to work with than the wax paper. I'm just using it in the lower half of the mat to keep it from sticking while I'm trying to line up the top. YAY!
What a fantastic idea Vae!! I could do that on a corner very easily! The pre-stick always seems to happen when I am laying down a large piece if paper...like 9x9 or larger...this should do the trick! Thanks for experimenting!
Henri...I know what you mean about the repositionable tape...a lit of my earlier work has to be rescued too...I used scotch photo splits that did not hold well!
Everybody always talks about how great UnDo is...so I finally bought some a year or two ago, but I never have the nerve to actually try it. By the time I decide to be brave, I'll probably find out it all evaporated