Thursday, 8 September 2011

What glues... I use?

I've been asked what adhesives I use in my crafting so I thought I'd give you a peek at what I normally have to hand - I would say that I am not advocating any particular products, I'm just saying what works for me.
This pick is a general selection of what I normally use. One item missing is my Collall photoglue - I've just finished a tube and I know I have a new tube somewhere but where? that's the question LOL
For attaching flowers and most of my 3D embellies I tend to use 3D gel dots or Pinflair glue gel.
For most of my general sticking I use DST - normal white backing or the redline extra sticky stuff or my ATG. Glue pens are normally around in a number of formats - the Tombow that looks like a biro or the two-way zig pens. You will always find a bottle of Glossy Accents close to hand for 3D construction as it holds firm very quickly and can also be used as a glaze. There will also be a roll or sheets of DS foam to use when giving dimension to matting & layering.

As I said at the start, I'm not saying that any of these products are any better than others that you find in the stores but these seem to meet my needs. I do use other adhesives from time to time (prittstick, PVA, those mouse/snail tape runners) but on the whole, if I have a variety of widths in DST and this collection of goodies...I can normally cope with most sticking requirements.

Like many aspects of crafting there is an element of personal preferance when it comes to sticky stuffs - if you find something that works for you don't be afraid to try other things too but also don't be bullied into using something just because it is the 'latest thing' or someone tells you that you should.

If it works, stick with it (sorry, pun not intentional LOL).........................


The Crafty Elf said... the - no pun intended. I believe your bang on, on this one. It's whatever works! I have a variety of stuff too and I use them all. Your display was good though! LOL

TheGirlWhoBlogs said...

Oooh I think I may have inspired this post with my newbie questions lol. Thanks for some handy info, I'm taking notes lol! x

Claire said...

Thank you for the info.... and love the
It is nice to hear about what goes on behind the scenes so to speak... It helps us that are less professional !!
Claire x