Fine Tip Glue Applicator Art Journal Page {Glue’s not just for stickin’ stuff anymore!}

Howdy friends! Did you ever find a technique that is so much fun that you have to try it several times? How about when you find a tool that seems too good to be true but actually works? I love stuff like that! I used such a tool and technique on this page:

DCF 1.0

And this one:

DCF 1.0

And this one too.

DCF 1.0

Want to see how I did it? Watch the video:

I used mod-podge in the fine tip applicator bottles from TillysBridge, the owner Barb has been a longtime fan of my channel and she must have gotten sick of hearing me complain about glue pens clogging up or tired of watching me wield a glue gun or mod-podge on a stick whenever I adhered a die cut because she mailed me a few bottles to try. I did not have high hopes. I read the directions and a light bulb went on! Keep the bottles pretty full and store them upside down so no air can get into the nozzle and clog it! What a difference it made. Also the bottles come with rust proof pins to keep ion the nozzle and before I’d use any pin and it would rust and turn my glue a nasty brown, oh well it is under stuff and you can’t see it I’d say LOL! Well obviously the glue bottle is great for applying glue to lacy die cuts but c’mon, the mod-podge resist drawing is pretty freaking awesome I think! The only drawback is that you have to wait for it to dry…we can’t have everything after all. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and thanks to Barb at Tilly’s Bridge for thinking of me and sending me some bottles (and extra pins because, well, she knows the kind of operation I run around here.) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

20 Responses

  1. Help! I clicked on the link for tillys bridge and it won’t work for me…and I found nothing when I googled it…

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  2. Like it !!! Back about 10 years ago when we had a local craft store and I took rubber stamp classes ( it was fun to get together met a lot of good ladies) We did Ultra Fine Glitter Art by Barbara Trombley and I think some where I have some tips like those I used with the glue for the glitter. Don’t know where they are I think I stored them in a good place. They are very good for thin lines, used them to glitter my stamped cards.

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  3. I learned a lot from your video Lindsay – I’m glad I stuck around till the end to see the finishing touches!

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  4. I must have happened on those needle tips that don’t rust, because mine does not. And I cannot do the fine work that die cuts require with it. I was wondering if you couldn’t use this technique with something like Glossy Accents on a piece of cutting mat (from the dollar store) to create a stamp? I will try it and see. As usual, great video, Lindsay!

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    • Oops, I meant to say that I cannot do the fine work WITHOUT it. I should really learn to read what I wrote before posting.

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  5. So many fun things to try! Thank you! Oh yes, Aqua Net, the least expensive hair spray for all of our “big hair” of the 80’s. 🙂

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  6. I have had the same problem with the glue bottles and pins. I have two of the applicators but they don’t fit any of the glues I have.

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  7. How do I refill the little pans in my watercolor travel kit? Will the tubes of color work?

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  8. I loved this video! Can you also show how you did the big, beautiful flower? Thank you!!

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  9. Love it and Tillies applicator too! On my wish list now. ~Diane

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  10. Also wanted to add, I am glad you showed how you sprayed the Aqua Net. I had tried it before and it never worked for me, now I see why, I was too far away from the page and sprayed way too little, I was afraid of wetting the page. Great tip here! ~Diane

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  11. not only the 70’s and 80’s the 60’s to. We would have our gym teacher wet our hair down if it was to high and to sprayed. Aqua Net was a staple and it was like $.69 back in the day 😀

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  12. What brand of watercolors and pastels do you use?

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  13. Lindsay! What a fun video to watch. I am loving your journal pages. Each one is so unique and so much fun. Your Florida friend, Della

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