Lately it has seemed that my “to do” list for scrapbooking keeps getting longer and longer and I keep putting off creating any pages. It turns out that the boost I needed to get back to working on layouts was Tombow Adhesive! A new toy! These glues have a number of uses, but I used mine exclusively for scrapbooking.
The glue is acid-free, photo-safe and non-toxic, which are definitely things that you want to hear when you are creating scrapbooks that you want to last a lifetime (or two or three.) The adhesive bonds instantly, cleanly and wrinkle-free which is definitely a plus. I’ve had other glues that bubble up under the photo and it ends up looking silly once the page is all put together because the picture is all bumpy. With the tombow adhesive, I didn’t have that problem at all! All my photos laid nice and flat and didn’t fall off either when I picked them up to move them once I finished a layout!
When it says bonds instantly, they aren’t joking. I had one picture go down not quite where I wanted it to, and it tore the paper when I peeled it back up. Fortunately I just had to move it over a smidge so there were no blemishes on the page, but in the future I might want to try going for the removable bond, just so I have that wiggle room if I’m not 100% sold on my layout after sticking things down.
The tape is 1/3″ by 472″, I’ve done 3 12×12 layouts and it is still going strong. I expect it to last me through the rest of my scrapping to do list (5 more events) and then some.
A 2012 scrapbook layout post should be coming sometime in the next few months, so be sure to pay extra attention to the SK6ers, Matt Nathanson, Concert for Kids, Hanson in NJ and Big Time Rush layouts because those are the ones that I used the Tombow adhesives for!
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