By Vicky Nardone
Today's post is all about adhesives. When I first got started scrapbooking, I didn't really think much about what to use to stick my photos and other decorations to the page. Glue is glue, right? Wrong.
I first started to learn about all the adhesives available to me when I started watching Robyn of My Pink Stamper. Her videos were so informative and she discussed the tools she used a lot. I'm going to try and pass on some of the things I learned. My favorite adhesive tools and an example of what you might use each for are below.
Zig 2 Way Glue Pen
Zots are little glue dots that come stuck on a piece of shiny white paper that you can unroll as you use them. The main things I use zots for are to attach embellishments to my cards and pages. In the example to the right, I used zots to attach the ribbon to my card. They come in different sizes and can also be used to attach things like rhinestones, charms or strings of jewels to your project.
I think my Zig 2 way glue pens and my ATG gun get the most use when I scrapbook. The ATG gun was one of my favorite purchases ever. Before I got that though, I used to use the mini gliders like the little purple one. They definitely run out of tape quicker, but if you're not sure if you want to make the investment to buy the larger ATG gun, they are good to start off and they do the same thing that the larger gun does. ATG guns are good for attach larger pieces of paper to each other and also photos to your background. In the card to the right, I used my ATG gun to attach the striped background to the pink paper and also the strip of polka dot paper to the background. You roll the tip of the ATG gun along the back of the paper and it leaves a strip of adhesive on the surface.
So, are you ready to try some of these adhesives for yourself? Here are links to all of them on Amazon so you can read reviews and see what they're about. All of them are also available in craft stores like JoAnn Fabrics.
Zig 2 Way Glue Pen
Small Tape Glider
Do you have other adhesive that you use besides the ones that I mention here? What are your favorites?
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