So, I was originally going to write this post about adhesives in general but I had SO MANY glues, tapes, dots, foam squares, etc. that I decided to "narrow" things down a bit and just stick to glues. As you can see from the photo, I have A LOT of those too =)
I use all of these for various purposes but I do have a few favorites in the bunch...
PPA "Perfect Paper Adhesive" - This is my absolute favorite for delicate paper collage. I just glop some on the canvas, lay down the paper, and glop more on top, spreading everything with a foam brush. It dries smooth and matte and holds everything together invisibly. I even use this on the thinnest layer from a napkin - just be very gentle.
Nori glue - I recently discovered this and instantly fell in love with it! This is a very slow-drying thin paste which is excellent for delicate papers and tissues. Because it dries slowly, there is plenty of time for repositioning. It's super smooth so you can literally slide the papers around once you lay them down to get them in just the right place.
Pioneer glue stick - This is the absolute best glue stick I have ever used! You can even glue metal embellishments on with this stuff. Incredible.
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive - I probably use this glue more than anything else you see here (except for maybe my Pioneer glue stick). Believe what it says: this glue is VERY fast drying! Once your paper's down, it's down to stay; make sure you work quickly.
So, which are your favorites? Do you use something that I don't have on my table? If so, I'd love to hear about it... Who knows? Maybe I'll find a new favorite =)