Saturday, July 31, 2010

Recipe: Homemade Glue Dots

Aleene's Tack-It Over & Over
Reynolds Release Aluminum Foil (2 sheets)
2 or 3 half-sheets of cardstock, cut length-wise, stacked layers
Scotch tape

Tear off a piece of aluminum foil large enough to wrap around the 2 or 3 layers of cardstock cut into half long-wise. Fold over sides and ends. Tape on backside. Smooth foil flat on top (I rolled a wooden brayer over mine.) Dot foil with Aleene's glue about 1 inch apart (make dots about the size of a pea) in rows and let dry flat. When glue dots are dry, place another piece of aluminum foil over the top (I reused a long piece of non-stick UPS direct thermal label backing paper over my glue dots), roll all up, and rubber band all the layers together. It's easy to stick in a pocket of my craft bag to take with me to stamping/crops. To use: open by un-rolling a small row of glue dots, place item over glue dot and lift up. It's ready to put it in place on your card or scrapbook page.

Tip: If you should use these dots as not only glue but as popdots between stacks of something such as punched flowers and after constructing the stack, a bit has squeezed out and is sticky, then dust with a bit of talcum powder on the end of a paintbrush. No more tacky!

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