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.

 

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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.

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

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or embossing.

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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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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

X-Press It Double Sided Tape

 
X-Press It Double Sided Tape
  • Acid Free & solvent free
  • Easy to tear & apply by hand
  • Easy to peel liner
  • Heat resistant
  • Ideal for scrapbooking & papercraft
  • Great for embossing
  • Perfect to use on photos
  • Suits a wide range of surfaces
 X-Press It's Double sided tape is a great adhesive for quick, no-mess crafting.
 
 
Use it to adhere photos or paper.
 

Heat embossing becomes stress free, add a border with the 3mm double sided tape and some embossing powder.
 
 
Adding ribbon is quick and easy, run some 6mm double sided tape on the back of your ribbon.
You can then add a gathered look to your ribbon by simply adding some tucks, which all stay in place with the double sided tape.


Adding brads and embellishments becomes a breeze. Cut off the back of a brad and replace with a small section of double sided tape. No more cutting through your paper!

 
 
 
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

X-Press It Tripletac Glue--Transfer Medium

X-Press It Tripletac Glue

  • Water based
  • Acid free and non-toxic
  • Dries clear
  • Fast drying
  • Matt finish
  • Excellent hold.


TripleTac glue is really a multipurpose medium that can be used on paper, canvas, cardboard, wood, metal, leather and some plastics, just like today's photo transfer onto a canvas.

Materials
X-Press It TripleTac Glue
X-Press It 6x6 Canvas
Paint Brush
Photo printed to size

Step 1:
Apply a generous coat of TripleTac to the surface that your are transferring the image onto (or direct to the photo).

Images printed from a laser printer (or patterned paper) will give the best result, however, images printed on a line printer will still work if you let dry overnight, or use a heat gun to set the ink.

Place the image onto the coated surface facedown and allow to dry (24 hours is recommended, or use a heat gun).

Step 2:
Using a small amount of water, gently rub the back of the paper with a wet finger or clot, until the paper starts to pill.

Continue wetting and rubbing until the image is revealed.

To avoid patchy results take care not to rub too much in the one area.

Step 3:
Apply a second coat of TripleTace to seal the image.

TripleTac Glue can transform each and every one of your precious memories onto a canvas, leave the canvas as a traditional photo, or dress with embellishments.

This project is brought to you by Edna Morrisedie.


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Monday, May 4, 2015

X-Press It Deco Tape

Finished X-Press It Glitter Deco Tape Journal

We are excited to announce a fun new addition to the X-Press It range: X-Press It Deco Tape! Available in both a paper tape and glitter tape, Deco Tape makes it quick and easy to customise your projects, like this one of a kind journal!


X-Press It Paper Deco Tape 
            • 6mm wide
            • 10 rolls per each
            • 50 metres (5 metres per roll)
            • Acid Free
            • Easy to tear by hand
            • Premium quality


X-Press It Glitter Deco Tape 
            • 6mm wide
            • 10 rolls per each
            • 30 metres (3 metres per roll)
            • Acid Free
            • Easy to tear by hand
            • Premium quality
            • Mess free way of applying glitter
Materials
Materials:

- X-Press It Deco Tape (either Glitter or Paper Tape)

- A5 X-Press It Blending Journal
- Cutting Knife









Step 1:

Position your first colour of Deco Tape. You could create a horizontal, vertical or diagonal pattern. Your first line is important as the rest of your lines will be positioned around it.


Gently run your finger of the line of tape to ensure that it is in contact with your journal.

Step 2:

To create a neat finish, cut the roll of tape off by running your knife along the edge of your journal.
Step 3:

Repeat the same process, alternating colours of Deco Tape, leaving a small gap between. The black lines coming through, makes the glitter pop!
Finished Project

After filling the entire space, you'll end up with something like this. Your journal is sure to stand out from the crowd!
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You could also create a fun cover like this one using The X-Press It Paper Tape on the X-Press It Mixed Media Journal. With 5 metres per roll, you'll have 50 metres of tape to play with! We've also doodled on this cover with Copic Multiliners and a white Kirarina Wink Pen.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Paper fun with adhesive sheets

Hi everyone

Sharmaine here with 2 videos of some quick and easy paper craft ideas.
In the first I will share how to make some mini bunting
And in the second, how to use your stash and make some stickers.
All using X-Press It double sided adhesive sheets.

But first here are two ways that I used the mini bunting, dressing up some gift ideas.

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Hoping your week is craft filled

Sharmaine

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