Hello! Today I have a video I have been promising for some time now – my suggestions for no-clog fine-tip liquid adhesive.
[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]
For a long time now, I have used Ranger’s Glossy Accents and Multi Medium Matte for my cards. However, I have also wanted to find a fine-tip applicator to use with them. So for the past few months I have bought and tested many options. Many. And I finally feel comfortable with my suggestions on what I feel works best.
In the video, I talk about a few tricks to simply keep your bottles from clogging. There are two options I have found work well:
- “Burping” the bottle before adding the cap.
- Adding a plastic tag fastener in the nozzle instead of a cap.
Both of these options work well. And it is always important to store the bottles upright.
NO-CLOG & FINE-TIP
I also share some options for fine-tips… for more precise application:
- For small bottles, I like to take the nozzle off and add the Quilled Creations fine-tip nozzle. This will likely be what you see me use most.
- For large bottles, I use the Scraperfect No-Clog Writing Cap… which is also added after removing the nozzle. Another option is the Fineline Applicator. (You can see the options in the thumbnails at the end of this post.)
Supposedly there is a chance that these tips can rust. I had that happen with other applicators I tried, but not these. So far, so good… and I have been using them for months now. You can also clean your parts once and awhile with the Best Cleaner Ever. (I have not done this yet, but they say it works. This is a great safe cleaner – I use it to clean stencils off, etc.)
Please keep in mind that these are what work for me and I am sure other crafters out there have had different experiences. I hope that you can share yours – good and bad – in the comments below.
And a few people asked why I don’t just use glue pens, etc. instead for easier application. I have found that they don’t hold as well in the mail. Therefore, I stick with the adhesives mentioned here. They are strong.
I hope this info was helpful!
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.