Thursday, February 25, 2016

Crafty Tips Alert: Adhesives

I was at the craft store the other day, picking up a new bottle of Tacky Glue (because it's one of my favorites for modge podge and has a flexible hold once dry) and I got to looking at all of the other adhesives that I don't use. I mean, they may not fit with my crafts of choice or I may have never been introduced to their greatness before so I thought I would ask some of my crafty counterparts what they use as their go-to adhesive. I think I phrased the question as "If you could only use one adhesive for the rest of your life..." or something dramatic like that and I was thrilled to be introduced to some new sticky stuff.

Weekend Craft

Michelle Beaton of Weekend Craft praises Scotch Tape ATG, "It's my favorite. It's no mess. I just grab the "gun" press along the surface and pull back to cut. I used to use the tape where you had to peel the back off. 10 Minutes later you have little white scraps all over your entire house. This way there really is no mess and the cartridges last a while. "

Dollar Store Crafts

"E-6000 is my go-to glue for anytime I need to glue non-porous surfaces together (like metal or glass). It is industrially strong once it dries!" says one of my faves, Heather Mann of Dollar Store Crafts

Year of Serendipity

Karen of Year of Serendipity answers my question with a question. "Just ONE adhesive??  Everything has its place, but I guess I'd have to say Gorilla Glue is tops.  With a little moisture and some clamps, it holds pretty much anything together.  I used it to glue concrete tile to wood so I could hang them on my wall.  The tiles are still standing strong on my wall.  If that's not a strong hold I don't know what is!" 


Charlotte Smith of Ciburbanity shows some projects that she uses her faves for. "Does painter’s tape count? If so…:A project colorblocking using painter's tape -Second choice would be wood glue…. just made this cute mirror using wood glueThe former is great for painting furniture with graphic patterns and dipped features… the latter is less exciting, but helps a rookie builder!"

One CrafDIY Girl

"If the craft-pocolypse happened ow and I was only allowed one type of adhesive, I'd definitely choose E-6000 glue." says Marissa of CrafDIY Girl. "It's powerful grip is fast drying and useful for multiple mediums including wood, ceramics, metal, and fabric (which I use it for the most). It also dries clear which makes my finished product appear more polished. The down side is that it's VERY potent, so may not be the best choice if you have little fingers in your home! "

Hey, Let's Make Stuff

Cori George of Hey, Let's Make Stuff is all about the Elmer's Spray Adhesive. "I use it ALL THE TIME, especially for stuff I make using my Cricut. It's the most versatile glue in my stash (and my stash is huge since I blog for Elmer's lol) :)"

Tell me, what is your favorite adhesive for your crafty goodness?

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