Friday, July 27, 2012

Using Stencils and the Best Glue Ever

Here's a fun thing you can do with stencils and the Best Glue Ever. 

First, place your stencil on some paper. I picked up these Martha Stewart ones from Michaels that are supposed to be used for furniture, I think. They were pretty sticky on the back so I stuck them on my pant leg to remove a bit of the "sticky." This way I was sure my paper wouldn't be damaged by the stencil.

Next I placed the Best Glue Ever over the stencil in a zig zag motion and used my finger to wipe it all over.  These leaves were pretty small. If my stencil was bigger I would have just used the glue directly from the bottle or a foam paintbrush.

  After I was done I pulled the stencil up and placed it on my nonstick craft sheet. I used a wet paper towel to wipe off the extra glue, then finished cleaning it up using the Best Cleaner Ever. It's glue-free and ready to use again!  Here's what my paper looked like while drying:

 Since the layer of the Best Glue Ever was so thin, it took almost no time to dry. The glue dries clear and tacky - perfect for adding glitter, flocking, flower soft, foiling, etc.  I chose to grab some of my Perfect Pearls and pounce the mica powder over my dried glue.

 Here's a close-up:

And here's the card I made with that paper. I used the Best Glue Ever to adhere everything -- the paper, flowers, and twine. A quick swipe with the Perfect Crafting Pouch meant I got a great stamped sentiment. 

Here's something else you can try. If your stencil isn't sticky like mine was, you can treat the paper with the Perfect Crafting Pouch before you use the Best Glue Ever with the stencil. Then, when you add your Perfect Pearls, glitter, or flower soft to the tacky glue it won't stick to the rest of the paper and cleanup is so much easier! 

But -- don't use the pouch after the glue! It will stick to the glue and deactivate it.

- Deborah


Mom2Two said...

This is gorgeous!!! I can't wait to try this technique. You are so clever.

Robyn L. Coburn said...

Great idea for the stencil. I suppose you could also use foil over the stenciled glue too.