In today’s post, I’ll let you know how I got on using the Crafters Companion Stick n Spray adhesive, with The Slice Elite.
I really struggled to apply sufficient glue to the 12″ x 12″ glass mat for the Slice Elite using its own liquid glue. My paper would lift during cutting and destroy the die cut as it went round. A friend (Glitter Monkey) recommended using the Crafter’s Companion Stick and Spray glue as an alternative adhesive. I gave this a try and here are my results.
- Much quicker and easier to apply an even coat of adhesive, compaired to The Slice own paint on glue
- I have had no problems cutting even the most detailed design with my Slice since using this adhesive
- Any smell from the initial application of adhesive, quickly dissipates as the glue dries.
- I highly recommend you use this spray outdoors if you can, as its quite smelly.
- There is a small amount of sticky residue left on the back of the die cut, it is minimal and since I tend to stick the resulting die cut to a project, it hasn’t been a big problem for me. Reduce this by using a piece of scrap card and stick it to the mat and peel off repeatedly for a few times just to take off the access sticky from the mat, before you use your favorite card/paper.
***If you have pets indoors, especially if you have birds, then apply spray outdoors.***
- Spray into a box to catch the over spray
- If you have a flat glass mat for your slice, cut a piece of acetate to lay over it for storage in between uses. It will keep ‘fluff’ off the mat and help the glue last longer. The Glass mat with the hands free kit, had a drop over cover in with the packaging, put that on when you put your mat away to protect the surface for those.
Crafter’s Companion is a UK-based company but their products are available in many countries. For more details please follow the links below.
- Crafters Companion This is the online store.
- Stick n Spray This is the product I used on my Slice mat.
Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon