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« on: December 11, 2006 10:38:43 AM »

I've read people raving about books and online about rubber cement and how it's the greatest thing for gluing background images to cardstock (like a cutout from a magazine to piece of cardstock) without getting wrinkles.

But I find it hard to use -- it wrinkles, it doesn't always stick.  Bah.  It occured to me that maybe there are different kinds of rubber cement?  I've been using some elmer's that I bought in the school supply aisle at Target -- is there a different kind I should be using?  Something equivalent to artist's grade acrylics or something?
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2006 11:30:20 AM »

I've not used any kind of rubber cement but gotta' give kudos to Scotch Brand Glue Sticks.  I had bought the "?" brand at the craft store. It's the Orange and Navy one.  It worked but not so great.  This Scotch Brand is awesome.
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2006 11:44:58 AM »

I agree with Tee about the glue sticks over rubber cement- I also use Scotch brand and have found the Target own brand to be good also.
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2006 12:39:14 PM »

Do you use the Scotch with the red & white label?
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2006 01:10:50 PM »

I've also been using Elmer's glue stick (also procured at Target).  I've been finding that the edges dry out and peel up, which is why I was trying to use the rubber cement.  I'll maybe have to track down a Scotch glue stick.
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2006 01:22:37 PM »

I had a MBI glue stick (grey and white)that was the BEST I've ever used.  But can't remember where I bought it Cry  and now its all gone.  My glu stick advice is use lots and pressure (I have a stack of heavy books) or use originals sit on it method!!

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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2006 01:26:20 PM »

Hmmm, give the rubber cement one more try. Thinly coat both your paper and what you're going to stick it to, let dry to a matte finish and it'll stick FOREVER. I always have the same problem you do with the gluesticks.
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2006 02:08:20 PM »

I mostly use Elmer's School Glue, and that works pretty well. I spread it with a paint-brush to keep it to a thin layer, so it doesn't wrinkle.
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2006 03:09:15 PM »

Do you use the Scotch with the red & white label?
That's what color mine is. 

I've also been using Elmer's glue stick (also procured at Target).  I've been finding that the edges dry out and peel up, which is why I was trying to use the rubber cement.  I'll maybe have to track down a Scotch glue stick.
That's what was happening to mine with the generic brand.  I've sent out lots of cards lately so ya'll yell if the corners are up, k?
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2006 03:14:07 PM »

Have you tried spray glue like Super 77?
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