The Break Down of the Different Types of Glues!

As a crafter, one of the things I am always asked is...What glue do I prefer to use? Well that all depends on the project that I am working on.

Not everyone will use the same glue as I do, but I am going to give you the break down of the glues I prefer to use when Crafting.

We all have a specific glue we tend to gravitate towards more and that is ok.  I know that as a crafter throughout the years I have experimented with several types of glues and not all will work for certain projects that I have in mind.

So, the following are the glues I use and why:

HOT GLUE...Omg I love Hot Glue and I have been using this glue since I was a teenager crafting in my bedroom.  Surebonder Mini Detailed Gun is the BEST!!!!!!!
    • Its fast drying, and it pretty much can be used in just about anything.  I don't think I have yet encountered anything it didn't glue down to.
      • Can be used on paper, fabric, wood, chipboard, metal, glass, and plastic.
      • Now with its amazing glory comes the down fall, and its that they must be plugged in. So, it depends on electric in order to operate.  Even if you have a cordless glue gun  you still need to plug in the base and charge up the glue gun in order for the glue sticks to melt.
      • Also be cautious when working with a glue gun and with the hot glue sticks, because they can definitely burn you.  Should not be used by kids, and use caution when working with a glue gun.
      • MY PERSONAL preference is:  Surebonder.  The Surebonder mini detailed glue gun is perfect for any of my craft projects.  I have used this glue gun for paper, wood, metal, and fabric, its has never failed me.  
    • Surebonder Detailed Glue Gun is my CRAFTER'S choice!!!!!
Fine Tip Glue GunCheck out my Amazon Associated Program link for this glue gun on the right hand side.

Liquid Glue:
    • I have always been a big fan of Scotch Quick Dry, because its fast drying yet it allows me to have enough time to move my work around if I need to move anything.  However, in recent months I have discovered that although its awesome on paper its not so great with Chipboard.  So....., I have since discovered Tonic Craft Tacky Glue.  This Tonic Craft Tacky Glue is glue heaven for chipboard.  Not only does it give you the wiggle room to move things around by it adheres chipboard to chipboard so beautifully.  I am in glue heaven with Tonic's Craft Tacky Glue.
Tonic CRAFT TACKY GLUE 120ML 419E Preview Image

Permanet Adhesive Tape:

I love my Xyron and I use that machine to the maximum as much as I can for my paper crafting projects.  I currently own three Xyron machines and love each one.

My Xyron Creative Station allows me to use the 5" & 9" adhesive tape.  I use the machine mostly for the 9" permanent adhesive, because I love covering  my album pages with this machine.

The cartridge refills are reasonably price and what I love the most are no warped pages.
Xyron 9" Creative Station Laminator with 5" Option - 624632 Image 1
I also have the 2" & 5" Xyron Machines and Love them for my smaller projects.  This machine gets used quite often in my projects, and I can't leave home without it and my glue gun.

Finally my last personal preference is scor-tape.  I am a fan of Scor-Tape and I stock them up in various sizes:  1/2", 1/4", 1/8"

However, use the 1/4" Scor-Tape more than any other size.  This adhesive is definitely one that makes life easy when creating 3D projects.

Scor-Pal SP202 Scor-Tape, 0.25 by 27-Yard

I do not like  using the  pink sticky tape or any other imitation out in the market.  Its either this tape or none at all.

So, as you see I have a list of personal preference, but again its my personal preference.  What's your personal preference?

1 comment

  1. I totally agree with your comments! Thank for always sharing what you have learned to help us!