So how many different glues do you have in your crafting arsenal? Ok, I love to craft, but I don't like to spend money on a product that's not going to serve my purposes or meet my needs. In an effort to help other crafters do the same I am doing a series of blogs on crafting supplies and tools called Love Um or Leave Um. In the end the final choice is up to you, I am only giving my humble opinion.
So let's talk liquid, paste, spray types of glue. I was looking for a glue to attach paper to chipboard to make mini albums, and maybe I could use it to add embellishments to my book. I told myself that a spray sounded like a good ideal, it's not drippy or messy. I went with Elmer's Craft Bond. This was a hot mess. The first problem was the fumes. I had to spray my project in the garage.(middle of winter, not heated didn't help) Second, after I spayed a few sheets the box and nozzle were so sticky and gooey that my paper started to stick to the box. This glue does not come off with just soap and water. I had to use goo gone on my hands. Third, which is the number one reason I went to a new product was after a while(maybe a month) my papers began to separate from the chip board. LEAVE UM!
On to a new product. Yes Paste. This product was also one that many recommended online. In the description it's called a favorite among hobby enthusiasts, artists and crafters everywhere, an all purpose glue for all your crafting needs. I truly believe the only real reason I tried this product was the amount you got(19oz) and the price $16.75 plus 40% off. Boy was I sorry. When I opened the jar all I kept thinking was how in the world am I going to spread this without making a huge mess. I first tried a small putty knife(type of spatula) but in the end I turned into a kindergartner and used my hands. The problem was getting an even coat on my paper. This product does work but it was way to much hassle and mess for me. LEAVE UM!!!
So, after this last failed glue attempt I stopped searching for a while, plus I had to use up all that I had. As for the Yes it was so messy I just chucked it. It was not worth the headache and sticky fingers and I would feel guilty giving away a product I didn't like, especially since my little girl wouldn't even touch it.
Until my next post, Craft On!