Stuck On You – Adhesives Part 1

One of the most important things in most crafts is a good adhesive. It’s not just important to own good adhesives, but also to know their characteristics and uses. Some adhesives will work really well for certain applications, and the same adhesive will be a disaster on a different material. Knowing which adhesive to use is just as important as knowing how to use it.

Over the next couple of months we will share our most popular adhesives with you giving you tips and tricks as well as sharing some secrets with you about glues.

Scrapbooking and craft adhesives tips & tricks!

Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive

Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive is the best adhesive you can ever use for any project. It can bond in two different ways: permanent and removable. It will bond permanently by applying while the glue is still wet, and is removable when you leave it to first dry before positioning. The glue has dual applicators for ergonomic dispensing of the glue – a large broad tip at the bottom and a small pen tip for smaller areas and fine lines. When used right the applicator will not clog.

Tombow Mono Multi Glue and Flower

In short

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  • Bonds two ways
  • Two tips
  • Photo-safe, acid-free
  • Use right from the applicator to insure a permanent bond
  • Achieve Post-It-Note-like temporary bond by allowing glued project piece to dry before attaching to the layout for ultimate scrapbook repositioning
  • Non-toxic, acid-free; washable
  • Ideal for paper crafting

Tombow Mono Multi Glue Flowers

For permanent use

  1. Apply glue moderately to paper or element to be adhered
  2. Attach while the glue is still wet for a strong and permanent bond
  3. Replace the cap when you are not using the glue

For repositioning

  1. Moderately apply glue
  2. Allow the glue to dry for about 2-3 minutes
  3. Attach the paper or element, remove and reposition as needed
  4. Replace the cap when you are done using the glue

Tombow Mono Multi Glue Diamante

Adhesives Tips & Tricks

  • Less is more when it comes to this adhesive. It really is a strong adhesive for paper, cardstock, chipboard, flowers, buttons and metal embellishments
  • When your bottle of glue comes to the end, store it upside down on your table in a small glass votive. This will keep the glue running down to the tip and ready to use without squeezing the bottle to death causing it to shoot out of the tip
  • Store your glue upside down for easy flow in seconds
  • If you struggle getting glue out of the pen tip, lightly shake the bottle 3-4 times and then squeeze lightly
  • Always clean the tip of the bottle with a wet wipe to avoid a mess and a sticky bottle


Products Used

Everything on my tag was adhered using Tombow Mono Multi adhesive: cardstock, patterned paper, flowers, metal covered buttons, diamante and even Cuttlebug embossed cardstock.

Tombow Mono Multi Glue Glued Flower

Adhesive Tutorials

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  • Tombo Mono Multi is the most versatile adhesive ever!

    I use it on paper, my photos, flowers and all (incl metal) embellishments, when I scrap and when I make cards.

    We stock it in our shop and cannot keep up with demand when it comes to this adhesive.

    Thanks so much for the tip for repositioning, I will make sure I share this with all my ladies.


  • I learnt so much from this post! Bookmarked xx

  • Bettie Blom van Schalkwyk
    April 25, 2014 10:57 pm

    I always used double sided tape on my backgrounds but lately tends more and more to Tombow Mono Glue Thank you

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