I love brads, but I don’t like poking them through paper, seeing the wings on the back and trying to figure out exactly where they are going to sit once poked through the paper. My favorite way to adhere brads is to cut the wings off and move them around on the paper until I figure out exactly where I want them.
Then I stick Therm O Web 3 D Zots to the underside of the brad and adhere them to my layout:
And for chipboard that is just not sticky enough? Add a couple of Therm O Web Medium Zots and the chipboard stays put for good!
Therm O Web 3 D Zots, Therm O Web Medium Zots, Therm O Web Memory Tape Runner, Kit by Scrapbook Circle.