Reported by Julie Campbell
Sometimes the simplest tools can pack a big punch! Today, I want to share with you one of my favorite products – the Quickie Glue Pen by Sakura. I love this pen because it allows me to place adhesive with precision in even the tiniest of spaces. The glue glides on smoothly with it’s 0.7 mm tip. It’s the perfect tool to apply small amounts of glitter or flocking, and works great with tiny paper pieced projects. I also love using this product to adhere small gemstones and embellishments to my cards or scrapbook pages.
The Quickie Glue pen can be used for permanent or temporary adhesion. When the glue is first applied, it is tinted light blue. While the glue is this color, it will produce a permanent bond. If you just want a temporary bond, wait a few moments and the glue will turn clear. This will give your projects a light tack and will allow you to reposition your pieces repeatedly.
In the project below, I cut tiny blades of grass that I wanted to adhere to my card front. The glue pen was just the right tool for the job!
I also used the pen to adhere the tiny pink flowers in my tree branch. I love using this tool when paper piecing small areas! To add dimension to the skirt, I applied adhesive with the glue pen to the top of the skirt and added a couple of foam dots to the bottom edge.
I wanted to show you how easy it is to add glitter to tiny spaces using the Glue Pen!
As you can see below, I traced over the stripes of my bird image using the Glue Pen.
While the glue was still wet, I applied glitter over the entire area.
I tapped off the excess glitter and my project was finished!
- Tip is small (0.7 mm) and is the perfect tool to use in small spaces.
- Glue glides on smoothly and evenly. No need to squeeze or tap pen.
- Glue can be used for a permanent or temporary bond.
- Product is inexpensive and lasts a long time.
- This is a perfect tool to add glitter, flocking, or even small gemstones to projects.
- Does not work as well for large projects.
- For permanent bond, you must work quickly before glue turns clear.
The Sakura Quickie Glue pen is a great tool that you’ll find yourself reaching for time and time again. The pen retails for around $2.50 and will last a long time. You can find these pens at your local craft store or on any of these online retailers: Eclectic Paperie, All That Scraps, & Gina K Designs (just to name a few).
Have you tried the Quickie Glue pen yet? If so, I’d love to hear about the clever ways you’ve used this product!
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