Day 5 Question 5: "What glue do you use for your journals and scrapbooks?"
Now for those of you out there into journals and scrapbooking and generally attaching one surface to another, glue and all sorts of other ways of "attaching" are very important. Here are my basic preferences:
My most favorite of glues is the Power Pritt Gel, it will stick just about anything. I love it for gluing on metal attachments, buttons, fabric, trim, and I can say I've even used it numerous times to fix shoes!
The best thing I find for paper and photos is the good old double sided tape (favorite brand pictured). It's cheap, quick to use, and easy to store, a roll of this always travels with me on a trip!
I also love any other form of, shall we say, 'decorative fixing':
Paper clips, mini bulldog clips, mini safety pins, brads of all descriptions, pins right out of the pin tin, and don't forget plain old sewing! You can attach lots of things by just sewing them on by hand or machine.
One of my favorite decorative fixings is:
tape! If you've seen the DVD I did for Homespun Magazine (see left hand column) you will recognise this tape from '7gypsies'. It is probably one of my most used things for 'attaching'! I use it for journals, scrapbooks and often for card making.
Where to find decorative fixings and glues and tapes? Try your local scrapbook shops, office supplies stores, patchwork stores, and even the supermarket.
My favorite on-line stores are: www.scrapperswarehouse.com.au and www.bluebazaar.com.au
Stick with it!
Leanne Beasley xxx
P.S. I would love to hear any hints and tips you have to share or any stores you'd like to recommend.