What's your favourite adhesive to use and why?
This question should read 'what are your favourite adhesives' (plural) because I can't pick just one! It really depends on what project I am working on at the time. But here are my top three favourites:
* Stampin' Dimensionals - almost every card of mine will have something popped up for effect, and I love the SU! dimensionals for that. And I always use them when adding flowers to a card (no matter what type of flowers).
* Snail Adhesive - I love this because it is so quick and easy, and no peeling required! I usually use snail for basic layering or attaching DSP to a card.
* Sticky Strip - for all those 3D projects or anything else that you don't want to move - ever!! It really lives up to its name!
My favourite adhesive?? Well two spring to mind.
Tombow Multi: I have it standing on the top of my stamping cupboard so I can grab it whenever I want. I love that when you use it you have a few seconds of wiggle time to get what you want in the right place but then it sets real quick and what you want stuck won't budge! I just about always use it when I'm adding buttons to cards, and its fabulous for sticking cardstock, chipboard or DSP together.
Dimensionals: I'm not sure if I have ever made a card without using at least one dimensional!! They are brilliant for layering different elements and giving your work some depth. They come in very handy for sticking buttons and bows to your cards too.
I eat dimensionals for breakfast it seems ..lol well for my card making but I love my snail adhesive too and my tombow multi for my scrapbooking Layouts. I want elements on my Layouts (LOs) to stick ..I learnt my lesson with stickability early on when I was published for about the second time and one of my embellishments moved to some bizarre place ..and the editor didnt notice. I was really upset so I have used tombow multi from then on for most elements on my LOs.
I love the two tips for fine work and the brush tip for larger coverage and its a bargain too and goes a longggg way!
Well, I can't pick just one - my most used adhesives would be SNAIL and Dimensionals. I'm all about quick and easy, with as little mess as possible and that is exactly what you get with these two adhesives. SNAIL just glides on, there's no need to cut and no annoying backings to peel off.
As the dimensionals are precut, all I have to do is peel of the backing and stick them on to give that little extra bit of oomph. A quick thumbnail impression into the back of the dimensional will ensure that little backing comes off easy peasy. Now, people will tell you that you can cut up the edges to make sure that you use every last inch, but that is too much work for me, lol!
Another favourite is Crystal Effects. I use this when I want to add some shine and dimension. I really like covering chipboard and die cut letters with it. Once it's dry, I love running my fingers over that smooth, shiny surface! And, as added bonus, it can also be used around the house. So far, I have used it to fix a couple of photo frames and a few of my son's toys. Gotta love that!
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