What is the best kind of glue to buy? Is glue the best idea? I have used two sticks already and I have only made about 7 pages. What is the best thing? Thanks so much! We only have a Wal-Mart around too.
NO! Don't use glue!!!
Wal-Mart has what is called "photo splits" or something. Basically it is double-sided tape that is safe for your photos. They come in a box that has then divided up into squares. I find I can usually cut those squares in half to make it stretch longer. You just place those on the corners and middle of your picture and stick them down. They are much easier than glue and will not damage your photos. You should be able to find them in the scrapbooking aisle of the craft dept.
Let me know if you have any other questions on this!
No, I'm saying that because glue damages the pictures in the long run. It can turn them yellow and eventually destroy them. The photo splits were made to protect your photos from damage. I'd be shocked if they didn't carry them!
If you can't find them, I can purchase a couple boxes and mail them to you if you want. Just PM me your address if they're not there.
I use the following
http://store.scrapbook.com/bb-tm62202.html (safe for pasting your embleshments, B&T papers to cardstock and for pictures
http://store.scrapbook.com/gluedotsbminib.html - I use these for the heavier embleshments.
http://store.scrapbook.com/jv-1602.html - I use the mounting squares as described above for the pictures usually.
I use only scrapbooking glue when I'm gluing down this B&T papers or Card stock to another piece of paper.
But I agree don't use the glue on the pictures. It will ruin them in the future.
Hope this helps
Unless you got ACID free glue sticks meant for pictures, you shouldn't be using glue. I bought a glue stick designed for Scrapbooking and use the sticky dots too.
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I use zot dots- clear adhesive dots(I got at walmart), mounting squares. foam squares, zig glue stick, elmer's craft bond glue pen. I mainly use the mounting squares(a double sided tape) to adhere paper and pictures, some embellishments. I use my glue pens for making embellishments, chipboard, etc. I've tried acid free glue sticks and I didn't like them, I've also tried tape runners and they were ok, I just prefer the mounting squares.
i use acid free glue sticks. they work great for me.
I use different adhesives, depending on what I am taping down. I use the zot dots alot. I also use dimensionals and tape runners. I really like the creative memories ones (but not available at stores). I also like the photo mounting squares that are clear. I use them for more than just pictures.
Did you have any luck at Walmart? I know that I have seen some of these things at the one near me.