Wednesday, September 16, 2015

X-Press It Mask It

X-Press It Mask It:
  • Low tack, flexible masking film
  • Soft peel, removes without residue
  • Matt finish, can be drawn on
  • Ideal for airbrushing, painting, stenciling and drawing applications
  • Can be cut by hand or with a blade
  • Great for manual die cutting.

Use X-Press It Mask It to build scenes with natural depth on your stamping projects.

Step 1: Stamp Images
Use a permanent ink to stamp images directly onto X-Press It Mask It, allow it to dry naturally before cutting out the images, which will be your masks for the stamping process.

Step 2: Stamp Foreground Images
Stamp the images that you want to sit in the foreground of your stamped scene
Here I have stamped a butterfly as the key image and the first run of grass at the bottom of the scene

Step 3: Stamp First Background Images
Place your hand cut masks over the stamped images, you can see in this photo that it is easy to line up the masks with the stamped images, and because the mask has been cut from an impression of the stamped image it becomes a perfect mask.  Stamp the round flower and second run of grass the your scene, the mask stops ink from over-stamping the images you have chosen for the foreground.

Step 4: Stamp Second Background Images
Apply the second series mask (round flower) to then provide another opportunity to place more flowers in a deeper background position in your stamped scene.

Step 5: Define Stamp Positions with Colour
The layers of the one layer image have definition because the stamps sit behind the feature images.
This is emphasised when colour is added to your scene, you can see here that the butterfly sits at the front of the scene and the grass sits to the front of the flower stems.

Mask It is easy to stamp, cut, and reapply time and time again, its soft nature allows for accurate cutting and easy placement in all stamping projects, its ultra-fine film allows for perfectly stamped impressions too!Pin It

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

X-Press It Sticky Foil

  • Sticky foil tread plate is a durable foil with an industrial looking tread plate design embossed into the surface.
  • The Sticky Foil is a self adhesive foil making it easy to cut and stick.
  • Sticky foil can be cut with scissors, knife of die cutter.
  • Available in A3 or A4 sizes.


Creating a storage unit (or unique gift packaging) for Dad is easy with X-Press It's Sticky Foil.
Cut a recycled cardboard box into the shape you require
Then cover the sides with sheets of Sticky Foil.


Make sure you cover the edges with tape as the edges can be sharp.


Great gift idea for storage.


Or a great packaging idea for your Father's Day gift.


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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

X-Press It Glue Marker -- Ways to Use It

  • Acid Free & Xylene Free
  • Water based & Non Toxic
  • Clear Drying
  • Permanent or Temporary Bond
  • Suitable for glitter, flocking, embossing, masking and much more.

Application 1: Glitter
Run a glue marker at the edge of card and cover with glitter to add a sparkling border.
Write words with a glue marker and cover with glitter to bring the word to life.
A great way to add your own handwriting to your projects.

Application 2: Fabric and Ribbons
Secure the top of a piece of fine lace with a line of Glue Marker across the front of a card.
Follow the scallop of the lace with a Glue Marker for precision finishing on fabric elements.

Application 3: Rhinestones
Secure rhinestones that come without a sticky back anywhere on your projects with a dot of Glue Marker.
Making lines of rhinestones or scrolls of different sized gems is easily achieved with the same application of Glue Marker.

Application 4: Fine Paper
Cover a surface with Glue Marker and scrunch tissue paper across the front, the thin layer of glue is perfect for gentle application of fine papers and such.  In this sample I have applied the ink after securing the paper, so that the crushed paper picks up the ink.
You can also use the Glue Marker around the edge of a piece of card and lay the tissue paper down flat.

Application 5:  String
Scroll a line of Glue Marker across your project to add fine twine details.
Use free form scrolls, or add strings to balloons and such.  The Glue Marker's bond is strong, just hold in place for 20 seconds or so and the string will be secure enough to hold and dry in place.

Glue Markers are truly versatile and a must for your creative tool kit, I recommend one standard Glue Marker and one Wide Glue Marker to provide the versatility needed to achieve fine work and coverage for your projects.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

X-Press It Foam Mounting Tape

  • Acid free - Solvent free
  • Suits a wide range of surfaces
  • Easy to see release liner
  • Ideal for scrapbooking and craft applications
  • Produces great 3D effects
  • Also available in High Tack
    • Extra strong adhesive
    • High grip on metals, glass, wood, paper, plastics and fabric
  • Available in 6mm, 12mm and 18mm widths


Using Foam Mounting tape is easy.
Being double sided adhesive simply cut off the desired length,
adhere to your project and remove the backing.


To give more height to your project just add more foam tape.


And for even more height, add more tape.


Great for paper projects and heavier materials, like chipboard.


Foam tape makes it easy to add layers and dimension.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

X-Press It Stencil Sheets--Easy Lettering

X-Press It Stencil Sheets:

  • Low tack vinyl, removes without residue
  • Perfect for positive or negative masks
  • Extra thick, reuse over & over again
  • Suitable for hand cut stencils
  • Great for computer or manual die cutting
  • Use for airbrushing, painting, etching, sandblasting & more

Mix up lettering for stencilling using two different methods to cut X-Press It Stencil Sheets.  Choose a well known quote, or mix up a well known quote like the one chosen here.

Step 1:
Print lettering onto standard copy paper using a printer and cut out sections from a piece of an X-Press It Double Sided Adhesive Sheet to match the size of the lettering.
Peel the back off the Double Sided Adhesive and fix to the front of an X-Press It Stencil Sheet.

Step 2:
Peel the top protection sheet from the Double Sided Adhesive and secure the printed words directly to the face of the Stencil Sheet.
You can now hand cut the letters with a sharp pair of scissors to make individual letter masks for use on your artwork.

Step 3:
Cut alternative styled letters using a Die Cutting Machine and Letter Dies.
Cut the entire alphabet so that you have all letters on hand for future projects, keep them on the backing sheet that comes with the Stencil Sheets for easy storage.

Step 4:
Position your lettering onto a wood block, you can see the two different types of stencils in this picture.  Die cut remains the colour of the Stencil Sheet, hand cut looks like your printed letters as it has the letters stuck to the top of the Stencil Sheet with the Double Sided Adhesive.
Use washi tape as a guide line, rather than drawing a line with a pencil on your wood, makes  clean up easier.

Step 5:
Spray paint the wood and peel back the stencils to reveal the finished artwork.
Keep your stencils to use over and over again!
Make a single artwork, or a series of signs for a special event...

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

X-Press It Sticky Barc

  • Real wood sheets with adhesive backing.
    • Available in White Birch or Cherry
    • 280 micron thick
    • 12 sheets per pack
  • Can be stamped, painted, stained & inked.
  • Inkjet compatible.
  • Great for die cutting and embossing.



X-Press It Sticky Barc is an effective and simple way of adding some wood grain to you crafting.
Stamp an image and cut around it.


Run it through a die cut machine (manual or electronic).
To create your own die cuts


or embossing.


Run it through your inkjet printer.
Colour it with markers or ink.
Stain it with ink or paints.
Or just leave it raw.
Having an adhesive back means there is no mess.
Simply peel off the backing and adhere it to your creation.


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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

X-Press It Clear Gel Glue--Ways to Use It

X-Press It Clear Gel Glue--Professional Quality Adhesive:

  • Water-based thick gel glue
  • Acid free & non-toxic
  • Dries clear & glossy
  • Fast drying
  • Not stringy - no mess
  • Extra fine applicator
  • Strong grip

Use on paper, cardboard, textiles, wood, metal, leather, foam, polystyrene and some plastics.

 Application 1
X-Press It Clear Gel Glue can also be brushed on to create a glossy finish. You can do this over the top of coloured chipboard, or like I have done here over the top of a stamped and coloured butterfly.  X-Press It Clear Gel Glue self-settles, so this means you can brush on and walk away and when you come back the surface will be smooth and void of brush strokes.  Simply wash brushes with water immediately after use.

Application 2
X-Press It Clear Gel Glue can be used to adhere small elements such as sequins and beads, or like I have done here to pile micro beads together to form 3D centres for flowers.  Simply squeeze a small pile of Clear Gel Glue and roll your beads into the glue before transferring to your project.

Application 3
X-Press It Clear Gel Glue is the perfect adhesive for small jobs too, the fine nozzle allows for pointed application like adhering multiple layers of a die cut word, which gives the effect of die cut chipboard and adds extra texture to your work.

Application 4
X-Press It Clear Gel Glue is fantastic with ribbon, yarn and twines of all varieties, apply strategically to hold in place, or cover your twine for an all over gloss effect.  Use Clear Gel Glue to items such as buttons and metal embellishments too.

Application 5
Importantly X-Press It Clear Gel Glue dries quickly.  Once I had built my elements and given the gloss a few minutes to dry, each element was secured to the card front with the same adhesive.  You only need to apply a small amount of X-Press It Clear Gel Glue to each element and position straight away.  For larger elements ensure air bubbles are removed by applying firm, even pressure, in moments your elements will be adhered!

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