Practicing Creativity

A fast drying, non-brittle, no thread, clear glue for paper, flowers, ribbons, buttons, etc.

I've been in the market for a new glue. My old glues take forever to dry, have those pesky threads, or turn brittle and break. I like Yes! glue for paper and collage, but that's more of a paste. It doesn't tack fast enough for making paper flowers, or adhering buttons, bows, and the like. I asked some of my crafting buddies what they use and since glues are so much cheaper in the States, I decided to buy a new one during my visit back last November. The consensus had been Aleene's Tacky Glue was a solid, inexpensive choice, and that's what I intended to buy. However, when I got to the store I saw Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue, which it says dries even faster. I picked up a couple of bottles to try. I've been using it a few months now and I'm very pleased. It is tacky almost right away with the materials I use—paper, buttons, twine, ribbon—and it dries clear, no strings, and not brittle. Not having tried the original Aleene's I can't compare the two, but I'm very pleased with this one. The only downside is now that I've tried it I can't find it here locally. I'm going to have to order it from the UK and the price, well, let's just say it's quite a bit more than the States.


  1. Merci pour l'info Shani, dommage qu'elle n'est pas en vente en France... J'en ai plusieurs que j'utilise selon la matière.

  2. Have you tried Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic glue?

  3. Good to know. I use Aleene's Tacky Glue for a LOT of my cardmaking. Never heard of this version before. I'll have to give it a try.


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