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


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

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

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And for even more height, add more tape.

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Great for paper projects and heavier materials, like chipboard.

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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.

 

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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.

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