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  • dumbest question ever *blush*

    how do you glue paper to card without any distortion?!

    I use pva glue and weigh it down with a book for several hours and the paper still puckers!

    *blush*

    The most basic thing in the world and I can't glue properly!
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  • #2
    Double sided sticky tape or glue dots. The pva makes the paper damp there for distorting it.
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    • #3
      Why don't you try one of these? They are repositionable, so if you get it a little bit off centre the first time, you can peel it off and try again, no harm done! http://www.office-genie.co.uk/StoreF...dProduct=18582
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      • #4
        Pritt stick
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        • #5
          The Zyron machines are good a bit expensive, it depends how often you do large pieces. I tend to cover the front of my cards, or almost with paper, so the zyron makes it easier and no bubbles or creasing and quick. also the zyron sticker is really good for fiddly little pieces.

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          • #6
            I generally use glue dots but what I mean is like a laminante effect almost, an entire sheet of paper glued onto a card without distortion and so I can cut out shapes to plop onto the cards I am making. Double sided is good but it curls the piece when cutting out iyswim.

            I will try the pritt roll on thanks louise and the stick thanks pagan, Would like to know more about the zyron machine ?
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            • #7
              you could also try spray mount
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              • #8
                You can get A5 sheets of double sided tape and you stick your shape onto it and cut around and it's completely covered.
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                • #9
                  I would recommend double sided sticky tape too but if you are wondering about how to stick things together then this site is great.

                  http://www.thistothat.com/

                  The lovely Seahorse recommended it to me and it's fab!
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                  • #10
                    Any glue or sticky stuff that isn't wet like a liquid is about the only way.
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                    • #11
                      Thank you all for your tips x x

                      thistothat site is very cool! thanks!
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                      • #12
                        If you use any kind of wet glue it will soak right into the card and distort it. The only other way (other than changing glue) is to use special pre-stretched paper, like watercolourists use. Probably not convenient for crafts and possibly expensive.

                        just a thought!

                        Cx

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                        • #13
                          The glue that I used to use for mounting work at college etc and avoid distortion was called Cow Gum. It came in red and white tins, and was very good if you didn't mind the smell (I think there may have been petroleum or something in it, which made it smell like Vaseline! It was also flammable...) You didn't need very much for a good bond between paper and/or card.

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                          • #14
                            I have used the A4 Double sided sheets before with great success , you just need to take your time when applying your sheet / shape to it first .
                            if you google for A4 Xtra Sticky Double Sided Sheets and you should see the ones I use they come in 3 and 10 packs. the company I get them from have also supplied me with different sizes in the past when I have asked for a specific size.

                            Good luck . CP
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                            • #15
                              what about the new Stick and Stay from Crafters Companion, no smell, saw this demo'd on Create and Craft looked very good and easy to use.

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