This is an update to my original post from 2014 “Kat’s Favorite Adhesives 2014“. As new adhesives come out and my crafting changes, so do my preferences in products, therefore, I’ve created a list of all my favorite crafting products and will update it at least once a year. Today we are talking adhesives, something we all need but not discussed often enough. Here are my faves this year.
This is by far, the best (small) tape runner I’ve ever used. I like the dot adhesive, they make it easier to apply to anything including paper, wood veneer, small embellishments, etc. This adhesive is stronger than my old dot runner adhesive yet you have time to pull it up and move your paper around before it’s permanently stuck. I like that!
My Trusty ATG is my next favorite and most used adhesive. I do a lot of mailing and adding printed postage to packages and I use this for all of my packing needs, as well as for scrapbooking and card making. When I need something stuck really well, I use my ATG.
When you want something to stick the first time and never move again, this is the adhesive for you! This adhesive is so strong that when you are finished running it across your paper/project, you have to “break” it off by pulling it sideways (horizontally) off of your project. (I hope that makes sense). I don’t use this as often as the first two adhesives but when I know I need something to stick and stay stuck, this is what I use.
This was new to me last year and this year is definitely my favorite liquid adhesive! I use this almost every time I craft. It is an acrylic gel medium that dries clear and is waterproof. This adhesive is extremely strong and since it dries clear with a matte finish, if it “oozes” out from behind the product you are gluing down, it won’t show! I also use this for sequins when I’m not using micro glue dots.
It comes in a larger bottle as well:
This is the same product, just in a larger, more economical bottle.
I wasn’t sure if I should list this product under “Die Cutting” or here, because it is a double sided adhesive sheet that I use for die cutting. This comes in two sizes, “handy” and “large”. I have both sizes and don’t have a preference really. Either is fine by me. Which one I use is determined by the size of what I’m die cutting.
This is how I use these sheets. I stick the “Stick It!” to one side of my paper and then die cut the paper. When I pull out the die cut, it’s already a “sticker” and because Stick It! was made for die cutting, it works with the most intricate dies. This stuff is amazing! If you hate adding liquid adhesive to intricate die cuts, you must try this! It will make your life much easier!
Foiling is big this year and I, too, have been bit by the foiling bug! However, I don’t want to have to invest in a Minc Machine or anything so I use this product when creating foiled die cuts. These foam sheets were made for die cutting and adding Deco Foil. You simple die cut your shape out of the foam sheet and then rub the foil on top of it and voila! Instant foiling! It’s a beautiful thing!
When I want to add dimension to a product, I use this foam tape. No more foam squares with little papers to pull off. This is great because you can cut it to any size/shape that you want and it’s economical because you get SO MUCH in a roll!
My favorite “new” product this year has to be my Hobby Holster. It hangs off the side of your work surface and holds your glue gun and glue sticks. It’s super convenient and I’m loving it! I got it in grey but you can get it in other colors too.
That’s it for my favorite adhesives. I have other adhesives that I use from time to time, but these are my most used and favorites. Thanks for joining me today, I hope you found something that is helpful to you.