I worked on this collaged Art Journal page primarily to test out the Elmer's X-TREME Extra Strength Washable School Glue Stick. I learned about it from a fellow-art journaler.
I really don't think it differs from other glue sticks that I've tried. In fact, after using it, I had to reinforce the page edges with some tacky glue to achieve a better bond. Some of the papers that I chose were the shiny magazine-type pages which are usually difficult to glue. Still, the glue stick did not work well on plain paper either.
Customer reviews, on Amazon, noted that this product is made in China. I'm still on the hunt for a dependable glue stick, preferably made in the USA.