So many types of adhesives, so little time to figure them all out. Here’s a crash course in the top ten types of adhesives for your scrapbooking layouts (in alphabetical order).
- Dimensional – usually a foam center between two pieces of adhesive; gives dimension to your page, be it photos or embellishments.
- Dots (also called tabs) – small pieces of adhesive, usually found in a roll or on cards, that are perfect for attaching small embellishments like buttons, chipboard letters, or acyrlic items.
- Liquid – often quick drying with an even consistency, good as a multi-purpose adhesive for scrapbooking.
- Multi-purpose – handles multiple types of media used in scrapbooking (paper, fabric, chipboard, embellishments); a good choice for a beginner.
- Permanent – when you want your photos and embellishments to stick forever, permanent is the way to go. Comes in a variety of formats (including dots, liquids, glue sticks, and sheets), and cannot be moved. Ever.
- Repositionable – allows you to move pieces of your layout for a short amount of time before they become affixed to the page. This also comes in a variety of forms.
- Runners (also called tape runners) – easy application, allows for control over the amount used. These also work on a variety of media types.
- Sheets – used to create stickers, often used with a machine. When used with a machine, great for die-cuts and paper letters.
- Spray – use for “invisible” hold, for items like vellum or transparencies.
- Stick – easy application, works well with a variety of surfaces and media. A very good choice for a beginning scrapbooker.
And always remember, and adhesive you choose <u>must be</u> acid-free.
For more information on scrapbooking adhesives, check out this article.