Friday, June 15, 2007

Altered Books - adhesives

My personal choice is Golden's Acrylic Gel Medium - glossy. I also use the GAGM with a matte finish. It's a matter of personal preference. You want a lot of adhesive quality without a adding a lot of moisture. Any kind of glue stick will work well. Generally, however I find that the Gel Medium hold better. I apply it with a sponge brush, old paint brushes, fingers, spatulas - whatever works for you is fine. For tiny spots that might be along edges that don't stick well, you can peel it up a little, and work more in with a little brush or a toothpick. Then if you really want a stubborn little piece to stay put - you can gel medium right over the top.

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