I was recently given the opportunity to try out a couple of products, in exchange for a review on my blog. Much as I love SU products, it’s always good to see what else is out there. (besides, it was a free sample! LOL). The two products were UHU glue roller & Creqtive Scrapbooker pen – liquid glue. My first instinct was to try the roller, because that’s usually my adhesive type of choice – dry & neat! Pros: It was dry & neat! I found that the adhesive held well & applied well. Con: The format I received is a disposable vs refillable. Maybe it’s from living in BC for those 8 or so years, but I can’t say that I’d purchase this item, solely for that reason, especially when there are refillable alternatives on the market. That being said, there is a refillable glue roller, so that would be the route to go, imo! The card that I made with this adhesive is under the March 1st post – the long notes card.
The other adhesive was a scrapbooker’s liquid glue. I must say that I am not a liquid glue kind of girl. (see comment under above adhesive – liquid glue is not dry, and, at least not for me, neat). That being said, it did apply easily, with a neat little chisel tip. However, messy girl strikes again and I ended up with glue on my finger tips which tended to transfer to other items or leave my finger tips stuck together… It does hold the paper well, but did not do well with the beads. I used it on the lion card that I posted back at the beginning of March. I’m now finding little beads all over the place. To be fair, though, the tube says nothing about anything other than paper, and it did do extremely well with this. It does dry a little stiff, however, so I’m not sure about “crackability” at some point. Wait, I will try in the name of testing. OK No cracking! So, if you’re constructing something out of paper/cardstock and want to be sure there’s good body to it, try the liquid glue if you’re up to it! If you have a blog and would like to try some products to review, check out Maria Filosa’s blog