Morgan recently pointed out to me that one of my most favorite craft supplies is this glue, Yes! Paste, which I used for the first time on a story about making jewelry boxes several year ago. I used it to glue very heavy paper, very thin rice paper, and silk and velvet fabrics and was amazed by how well it worked with each different application. Also, I love the name- so positive!! But really there are many other reasons to appreciate it.
It's a thick water based glue that is spread in a thin layer with a popsicle stick or stencil brush, and is slow in setting so materials can be easily repositioned. The very best thing about it is that when it's dry the bond is very strong and materials never warp or buckle or bubble as often happens with wetter glues, so the results are always perfectly smooth and flat. See below for some projects made with yes paste and one new project for a contemporary version of a bandbox.