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!
X-Press It Paper Deco Tape 

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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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Pop & Shine with X-Press It Tapes and Glue Markers

It's time to use your basics to glam up simple stamped images for a card… you can have every fancy cutting tool known to man but a simple swipe of glue to hold glitter, and varied layers of tape to set different heights across your card front should never be underestimated!

All you need to start this simple project is X-Press It double sided adhesive tape and foam tape, in any width but I used 6mm, plus a trusty X-Press It Glue Marker, or Markers in my case… Importantly, select one part of your main stamped image and double stamp it, so that you can stack it up paper tole style… see below I stamped and cut out a section of the skirt on the pink dress… and then a separate banner and flower were also stamped and fussy cut:

 With the images as a starting point I cut a card base so that it had a 6mm overhang and run the Wide Glue Marker around the outside edge so that I could add a glitter detail to the outside edge of the card:

Once the base is all glittered up it is time to add tape to the different stamped elements, mixing up flat double sided tape with foam tape, and doubled up foam tape provides for different heights across the card.  If you look closely below you can see: single foam tape on the square stamped image and dress, doubled up foam tape on the flower elements and simple double sided tape on the banner:


When you place the skirt on top of the main image, and then the main image to the card front you get a nice lift for both of these, the largest elements of the card front:

Mix up the levels with a banner that is set flat against the base image, and then extra POP on the flower thanks to the doubled up foam tape:

Continue the sprinkling of shine by adding more glitter to the highest point in your card, the flower element:

A few extra sprinkles go a long way to bringing all the shine together… the dimension between the glittered edge on the card base and main image provide for maximum light to catch this little detail too:

So the next time you need a big POP on your projects, bring out the simple things in your stash, foam tape is a miracle worker for adding different levels of POP and Glue Markers the perfect base for added SHINE:


Enjoy the simple things and add to your justification for always having a good stash of X-Press It basics in your creative space… go forth and make simple SHINE!


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sweet 16 Card using X-Press It Adhesive Sheets

Hello crafters.
Sharmaine here with a really fun way to make a sweet 16 card.

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All you need is some cardstock, X-Press It Double Sided Adhesive Sheets and some 100’s & 1000’s

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Cut two pieces of card to equal lengths (whatever your ideal card size may be)
Then take one of the cards and cut out the design you require.
I made mine nice and simple and cut it with an electronic cutting machine.

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Next step is to cut a length of adhesive sheet
I cut a piece the same length as my card
Making it easy to adhere the two pieces of card
Peel off the backing sheet and adhere to one piece of card.

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Then peel off the other backing sheet and stick the two pieces of cards together.

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You will notice the “cut out section” now has the adhesive sheet peeking through.
Now comes the messy part!

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Cover the whole sticky section with 100’s & 1000’s.
You may need to push them down from time to time
Until the whole section is covered.

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But once the sprinkles are stuck onto the tape they won’t move far.

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If you weren’t up for sprinkles you could coat the section with microbeads or sand.
You could also create tags, embellishments or even coat die cuts using the same technique.
X-Press It Adhesive Sheets are super strong and sticky.

Hope this has inspired you to create.

Sharmaine

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