(In which I hear from two people with definite fixative issues)
I really enjoyed this collage made by a swap-botter someplace in California. She was pretty proud of her Inuyasha art–but was mortified when I told her that it had come apart in my mailbox.
Here you can see the front & the back of the card: the insides, which only she was supposed to see. We seem to have some sort of tablet package, and a calendar page.
She wanted to make me a new collage, but there was really no need for that, as the collage itself was fully intact, and the card had miraculously waited until it reached me to fall apart. I did recommend to her that Mod Podge may be good as collage lacquer–but it’s no glue.
I think the sender of this next card may have used the same product. This was supposed to be a Postcrossing Forum food package tag. It’s from Graz, Styria, Austria.
Now, I love how she crammed as much writing as she could onto the card, even including a recipe. But flip it over to see the food package, and all you see are shiny streaks:
Yes, I let her know. She deserves to know. According to Postcrossing, she’s been registered for 8+ years. She’s sent fewer than 10 cards, I think, officially, so I assume she’s mostly been on the forum, as I have been lately. Don’t know how many cards she’s been making herself, but she deserves to know that this product is a danger. That gloss: do you think she used Chapstick?
UPDATE: I heard back from this sender, and she says she used a glue stick.
Have you had any issues like these? Even glue sticks concern me, sometimes. It’s worth at least putting a dot of 70 of tacky glue along the corners or edges.