Tuesday, September 20, 2011

After Jenny Rohr, from Craft Test Dummies put our BEST GLUE EVER head to head against Transfer Adhesive (part of Martha Stewart Paints line by Plaid) and Renaissance Foil Adhesive (Delta Creative), Sue Keener posted a question at Jenny's facebook page asking the adhesives would work when stamping onto tulle.

Always willing to experiment, I discovered a very cool technique! (And in answer to Sue's inquiry,  the tulle doesn't have enough surface to hold the adhesive image.)  What I did find was that it is simple to make a very elegant, delicate foil transfer using the Best Glue Ever, some tulle, and a piece of release paper. You could transfer this to a whole range of surfaces upon which it may difficult to get a good stamped image.

Check out this video tutorial or see the Step-by-Step instructions.

  • 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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