Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How to Make Homemade Adhesive Rub Ons for Transfers Foil (video)

Hi All- Amy Here to tell you that after Craft Test Dummies Tester Jenny Rohr put ScraPerfect's BEST GLUE EVER head to head against the Martha Stewart by Plaid Transfer Adhesive and Delta Creative Renaissance Foil Adhesive,  Sue K. posted a question on Jenny's blog asking if the adhesives would work when stamping onto tulle.

Always willing to experiment, I discovered a very cool technique! It is simple to make a very elegant, delicate foil transfer using the Best Glue Ever (some tulle which isn't actually necessary), and a piece of release paper. These stamped transfers work on a whole range of surfaces upon which it may difficult to get a good stamped image. Then you can foil them!

Check out this video tutorial or see the Step-by-Step instructions (below)

  • ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever
  • a scrap of tulle (OPTIONAL)
  • a stamp -- I used a foam stamp with a fairy solid image
  • recycled release paper -- I used the leftover backing from a USPS shipping label after I sent off an order to Australia.

STEP 1. Lay the tulle over the release paper. You could tape it to the table but I didn't bother. The tulle makes the image more lace-like but this is not necessary--especially if your stamp is more detailed.

STEP  2. Apply a little BEST GLUE EVER to the stamp and spread it very thinly. I used my finger to spread the glue, but you could use a foam brush. Stamp onto the release paper through the tulle. (It's hard to see the image, but if you look very hard in the green circles, you might make it out!)

NOTE 1: I stamped directly onto purple paper just so you could see how the glue stamped image would look...

STEP 3. If using tulle, remove it and let glue dry to clear. This will take a minute or less! Apply foil to the transfer paper. The glue image will lift to the back of the foil.


STEP 4: Rub foil onto your project.


This would be great for round things that are hard to stamp on…Like a glass ball ornament or even a piece of PVC pipe. The possibilities are endless. If you use this technique, please credit us and we'd love to see what you've done.


- Amy

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