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« on: May 17, 2009 07:22:15 AM »

OK...so I've spent the last two weeks gathering, scrounging, painting, punching my little heart out...sat down with all my elements last night to create my inchies...only to be frustrated with the adhesive I had on hand...It's a scrapbooking adhesive roller type thingy.  When I roll it on the paper, it leaves a gob of adhesive at the end I have to pick off...eww!  I've also tried using some photo adhesive squares that are double sided, but some of the elements are soooo small I can't get the backing off...argh...LOL

Any recommendations?  I know adhesive can be a "personal" thing...Has anyone used regular craft / Elmers type glue?

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009 10:45:19 AM »

I've just been using a regular old glue stick on my inchies. If there are lots of loose edges on them (ones where I've stuck quite a few bits down) I've also started covering them with a layer of pva glue. It makes it all flat... and kind of shiny too Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2009 11:58:43 AM »

Cosmo, what kind/brand of pva glue do you use?  Do you just brush it on?

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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2009 12:54:34 PM »

I dilute my PVA glue because I find it a little thick and gloopy and hard to work with.  Just put a blob of PVA in a jar and a little water, and paint it on with a small paint brush, you can add the water a few drops at a time until it's of a consistency you're happy with.  It dries clear, I find it great for working with small bits of paper and collage and that because it's easy to slide the paper around while it's wet and position it properly.
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009 07:31:11 AM »

Thanks for the replies!  I'm going to research pva (ya, like where to find it, what it's called...etc.)  In the mean time, a friend told me about a glue pen...got one of those and seems to be working.  I was able to finish my inchies and post today...

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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2009 05:25:43 AM »

I use a glue stick for most things and hot glue gun for anything that needs more sticky power.

PVA is good but I am far too impatient to wait until it dries!!
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2009 06:55:39 PM »

I've been using rubber cement to glue everything to everything on my latest project. It holds but it's also forgiving, and if you get it all over your project, it just rolls right off. Smiley Just know that it'll make fabric sticky and gummy.
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2009 06:34:38 AM »

I use some impex 'hi-tack all-purpose very sticky' glue and it's the only one I use now, apart from superglue. It comes in a nice sized bottle with a really thin nozzle so you can just squeeze it straight onto your papers. Pretty strong for plastic and some metals and things too. Not very forgiving for mistakes as it dries in a second or to, but I love it!
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