This is my first ever scrapbook that I'm putting together for my friends and I. I just bought the die cut of the word Nashville. How do I put it together? It has a thin fragile border that outlines the word Nashville. I'm finding suggestions that say use a glue stick but that doesn't seem like a good idea? Any other ideas or is that what needs to be done?
I usually use Tombow Mono liquid glue... It's not too wet a liquid glue, if that makes sense, so there's never any problem with warping... The bottle has a pen tip, but you can also dot some on with a stylus or toothpick...
But I watched a friend glueing delicate stuff at a crop last month. She painted liquid glue with a brush onto the back of her hand, then dabbed the die-cut onto the glue on her hand using the little finger and thumb of her other hand. It covered without getting stuck to her hand, and then she had all the rest of her fingers clean to stick it down. Genius!
Here is tip I use when gluing more than one item. Take an old magazine, lay your die cut face down and apply glue. To keep the glue residual from transferring to the face of your next item, just turn to the next clean page each time you glue. When finished with all the used pages, just pitch the magazine. It keeps the excess glue off my table and mat. Especially useful with my three granddaughters, although some of my friends are worse than the dgds! So simple, but it works like a charm. I even keep a "glue magazine" in my rolling cart to use at crops.
I use a glue marker or pen and just dab it onto the back of my delicate die cuts. I find this works better than the Xyron for these types of cuts. The Xyron sometimes mangles the delicate ones, or it leaves sticky globs in the open spaces. (I've tried all the tricks for the Xyron, but they don't work.)