Wednesday 27 April 2016

Tacky Glue Review with a layout Tutorial!

Hello Ladies!!

Brace yourself as this is going to be one LONG post!
Are you playing along with us at Lulupu's Challenge #60 - Moodboard

There are projects where you need a super fast glue that will dry quickly and stick strong! Aleene's Tacky Glue is one such glue that will definitely make layers and embellishments adhere firmly! :)

(Disclaimer: My review and opinions are stated here, after I have actually used this wonderful product myself!)

Alright! So, today I am going to give you review about three types of Tacky Glue.

Here are the General Features of Tacky Glue:
1. It dries clear and is non-toxic.
2. It is extremely versatile and reliable.
3. It can be used on different kinds surfaces like paper, wood, metal, ceramics and most plastics.
4. It is not intended for washable fabrics
5. It can be cleaned with water.

Here are some facts about each one in the pack:

1. Aleene's Original Tacky Glue

Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue is one of the most recognized and trusted crafting adhesives in the market. For over 60 years, consumers have been creating with Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue because they trust the brand as the gold standard of crafting glues.
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue

2.Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue

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Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue is a fast grabbing, fast tacking formula that allows you to grab hard-to-hold items such as beads, stones, and jewelry findings on contact.

Fast Grab Tacky Glue
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3. Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue

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This glue tacks up over 50% faster than other craft glues. Laboratory testing shows Quick Dry Tacky dries in 35 minutes compared to 2 hours or more for traditional white craft glues. No other white craft glue dries faster or tacks quicker.
Quick Dry Tacky Glue
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Let me show you how and where I have used Tacky Glue in my project. I have made a layout using the Mood Board for this month! :)

I am inspired by so many things from the Mood Board! Isn't it a versatile one? We can have so many possibilities!

Let me show you all a  step-by-step tutorial for this layout:

1. I got this really cool Stamp and Stencil Set from Hampton Art. This stencil has an adhesive layer that allows the stencil to temporarily stick on your paper so that it doesn't move while daubing. A highly recommended stencil! Later you can wash it with soap and the adhesive still remains intact on the stencil! Voila! :)

I sprayed Dylusions- mica spray on the background later sponged using Black Soot distress ink.

2. I have used Aleene's Tacky Glue on the Fabric tape here! The fabric tape itself has glue on its back. However, tacky glue sticks a lot faster on fabric and is pretty strong!

3. I used scraps of pattern papers from American Craft and arranged them the way I wanted them. Later, I adhered them using Tacky Glue.

4. I love the Simple Stories- You are Here! Insta Squares that I received in my DT Kit!
I used Fast Grab Tacky glue under them to stick them over the layout! This glue is superb! :)

5. I hand-wrote the "I love You" part over the paper. I also added a bit of texture over all the paper pieces using Micron pin point pen, I used the Quick Dry Tacky Glue for most of the papers and insta squares- I have to say that it dries really fast and dries clear!

6. A close up! The banners are actually stamped images that I had fuzzy cut! I loved playing around with colorful papers here! ;)

7. And here is my layout! I got inspired by so many things from the mood board - the colors, chevron pattern, polka pattern and fabric!  Hope you enjoyed the tutorial! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by! Don't forget to link up your entries HERE. Please note that you can create anything from the Moodboard, it is upto you! Just remember to add the Moodboard image and the way you got inspired! :)

Have a great day! :)
Hugs xx


  1. Thanks for sharing the tips on tacky glue!
    Love your cute LO with beautiful insta squares and dimension!

  2. Great layout...bright, fun and colourful!

  3. great review of the glues suchi and a beautiful layout

  4. Absolutely love your LO, Suchi. Fabulous clustering and thank you so much for the tutorial :)

  5. Such a Lovely Layout Suchi ! The patterns you choose look fab together and the insta squares too :)

  6. AWESOMENESS!! Just love how you used those insta squares.

  7. AWESOMENESS!! Just love how you used those insta squares.

    1. Forgot to add, the tacky glue review is brilliant too.

    2. Hehe..thanks a lot dear! :)


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