- Fantastic mixed media adhesive Review by Helen
This is the best adhesive I have ever found. If used properly it is awesome and does not yellow or discolor. First you have to brush it on the journal page or whatever you are using and then you have to brush it onto the back of whatever you are going to glue down. Then take a dry paintbrush and brush over your artwork to smooth out any wrinkles. If I have excess medium I use a dry brush and go over my work until I have the result I want. It does not dry shinny either and it is very easy to wash off your hands. Trust me this is the stuff you want to use on your fine art and not sticky glue.
(Posted on 3/31/14)
- Disappointing - buyer beware Review by M.R. Unhappy customer
I, too, was excited about this miracle product and in spite of the expense, got it -- and, seriously,Elmer's Glue would be better. I followed up with Derivan -- no response. I was very disappointed that an artist of Pam Carriker's stature would be involved such a poor quality product that did not deliver. Save your hard-earned money and buy the stuff real artists use - matte medium, etc....
(Posted on 2/14/14)
- Great Product Review by Marylyn Barnett
I use Pam Carriker's Mixed Media Adhesive almost exclusively in my art journaling. A light to medium application neatly and effectively adheres most papers and light objects. What is particularly good about MMA is the fact that it dries matt and slightly rough. This eliminates that tacky feel that regular type gel and liquid mediums leave on a page. I can easily write over the dried mixed media adhesive and even add more techniques--inks, sprays, etc. without "lifting" paint and/or paper.
(Posted on 11/8/13)
- I am so disappointed and I feel duped Review by Kathy
I watched the Youtube on this adhesive and read the accompanying reviews. I thought this was going to be a great product, though very expensive. Without trying it, I passed on the information to students in my mixed-media classes. Every one of them are disappointed. It not only has poor adhesive properties but it does indeed cause bubbling and wrinkling. In my case, it ruined one of my pictures because it caused spotting all over the focal image. I went back to using PVA bookbinders adhesive. It is far superior and at a fraction of the cost. I would like to return this product as it is total unusable in my opinion.
(Posted on 7/20/13)
- Pam Carriker's Mixed Media Adhesive - Fabulous! Review by Kate Palmer
WOW what can I say, I was a tad skeptical as I've tried many other mixed media adhesives which didn't quite live up to expectations, this one does. I have now used this on 2 projects with excellent results - I glued tissue/napkin to laminex and it stuck beautifully, dried relatively quickly on a sunny day, while raining took a few more hours to completely harden, dried perfectly matt and bonded well. I also glued 12 x 12 scrapbooking paper to wood - both painted and unpainted and again it adhered beautifully with the added bonus that air bubbles flattened as the glue dried and I was left with a perfectly flat finish. I love the matt finish, I love how it looks and performs and when I get my hands on another bottle I will be using this in my journal! I applied with a flat brush and there were a few brush marks when dry - nothing serious, but definitely leaves ridges.
(Posted on 5/21/12)