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Cheryl 07-31-2017 08:41 AM

Glue Pen
You folks may all already know about this glue pen, but I've been so happy with it that I just had to share! I've recently come across the "Quickie Glue" pen from Sakura and it is SO NICE for adding glue to intricate die cuts, doilies, etc.

In the past, when needing to attach intricate items I've tried:
  • putting a portion of a double-sided adhesive sheet on the back of the paper or card stock I was getting ready to cut with my cutting die
  • placing the cut piece on my craft mat and carefully applying a glue stick (and then wiping off the excess glue from my craft sheet)
  • using a xyron sticker-maker
  • using tombow 2 in one
  • liquid glues with a fine tip
None work as well for me as this glue pen. It draws a really fine line of glue so it goes just where you want it.

I've read that it also works wonderfully for glitter. And since it is a two-way glue, also works great for foiling fine lines, text, etc. (if you let it dry first). I haven't tried these things yet, but I suspect they'll be in my very near future! :D

scrapbookingstation 07-31-2017 09:00 AM

Love my glue pen also - mine's from ... hmmm create and craft I suppose, I've only used for doing glitter (blue in color so you know where you've been, when it goes on but dries clear) never occurred to me to use it to attach delicate die cuts.... duh?!? Brilliant.

Cheryl 07-31-2017 12:21 PM

This one also goes on blue but dries clear. - I also used it around the very edge of a piece of vellum to attach it to my card. So far so good - and quite invisible.

SamB 07-31-2017 12:32 PM

I've tried the Sakura Quickie Glue Pen and think I must have gotten an old one or something, as had a lot of trouble getting it to work...have lately been using a Nuvo glue pen and really like it - comes in a narrow and wide size (although the narrow is not as narrow as the Quickie pen, but has a pointed nub so still easy to do really narrow bits).

LindaH61 07-31-2017 12:39 PM

I have glue pens from about 5 different companies, and cannot live without them. I have so many because I am always misplacing one and need it, can't live without it (as I already said) so I grab another one. I love the Sakura Quickie, and it is about the pointiest tip I have ever seen... have to have it!! But I already said that too...

Cheryl 07-31-2017 12:53 PM

Sam, They come with a little cover on the tip that you need to scrape off - like some gel pens do. Perhaps that was the issue? Or maybe you just got a bad one? I've been really impressed that this doesn't dry out and is always ready to go when I need it.

Cheryl 07-31-2017 12:54 PM

Linda, What do you use yours for?

SamB 07-31-2017 03:12 PM

No, think I just had a bad pen, as have heard nothing but good about them. Am well versed in the ways of pens and definitely took the tip cover off! Just does not provide a steady line of glue at all. Like my Nuvo much better but might give in and try another Sakura Quickie. Although I am, more and more, remembering to put Sizzix adhesive or Stick-It adhesive on the back of anything intricate I cut ... so much easier just to peel off the protective cover and have an already adhesive-backed die cut!

LindaH61 08-01-2017 10:21 AM

I prefer glue over adhesive tape generally because I scrapbook at least as much as make cards. So it is more economical and better hold, paper to paper, to use glue and save tape runners for photos and specialty items. So I am always needing to tack down corners and edges of things, and I use a lot of scrap die cuts (leftovers) these days, and none of them have adhesive backing on them, as Sam suggests. I also love that if you let it air dry before adhering it to the second surface, it becomes removable adhesive, so that works well for masking techniques, holding pesky SU Clear Mount stamps to acrylic blocks- pet peeve of mine- and it is great for sequins, gems, etc.

I don't draw lines with mine though... I tap or pounce in dotted lines, or allow drops to pool for a larger surface then push it around with the point, because Sam is right, it does not draw a continuous line of glue.

Rosie 08-01-2017 01:39 PM

I have a couple of Zig glue pens for my teabags. That is about all i have ever used. Got it as a gift and liked it. It goes on blue then dries clear.

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