Quite a number of people - off and online - have been posing the ‘which glue’ question.
I am absolutely not an expert, so in no way should this be taken as the definitive solution.
The glue I use is PVA, widely available from art / stationary shops.
Before I embarked on such a major body of work, I ran a number of trials using this and other adhesives. I also contacted a number of professionals for advice ‐ including the Head of Sculpture Conservation at Liverpool Museums. PVA was generally considered to be a good choice.
â¢ good viscosity
â¢ can be delivered accurately, thousands of times over, via a syringe
â¢ dries quickly, but not instantly
â¢ water soluble
â¢ cleans up round edges reasonably well
â¢ clear when dry
â¢ good longevity
â¢ doesn’t discolour unduly over time
â¢ doesn’t require two compounds
â¢ no fumes
I may well find that I get my come-uppance in years to come!