|"The Warmth There is in Winter." Collage, stickers, Staedtler triplus fineliner, Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Brush Pen.|
|"Come Home." Collage, stickers, Staedtler triplus fineliner.|
|My glues of choice.|
If I need a stronger hold, I use liquid white glue of some sort. The bottle in the photo is of Aleene's Tacky Glue, and I'm pretty sure that the glue in the bottle is the original glue. When the bottle runs out, I've been known to refill it with carpenter's white glue. This comes in a plastic jug and it looks and feels basically the same as the tacky glue. These glues work on just about everything. I mainly use them on paper, but I recently also used white glue to attach fabric to metal, and that also worked well. These glues do, however, take a while to dry and, because they are quite wet, can cause thin papers to curl, which is why I prefer drier glue sticks for thinner papers.
|Vellum paper. Like other translucent items, hard to photograph well.|
|Leaf stencil. Like other shiny, reflective items, hard to photograph well.|
Or maybe it's just my photographic skills that are lacking.
Do you keep an art journal, gluebook, or something similar? If so, how has your style of working in it changed over time? And what new supplies have you discovered lately?