Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
X-Press It double sided tape is the perfect tape for Christmas Crafting.
From cards to scrapbook pages
From tags to decorations
I’ve loved using the double sided tape to create something a little special for Christmas
Pop on over to the FabScraps blog to see what I madePin It
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
In putting these Christmas Decorations together I used X-Press It TripleTac to adhere paper to chipboard, but when it came to securing the main seam the angles prevented using wet glue... the perfect solution was X-Press It Double Sided High Tack Tape, nothing budges this tape, it's flexible too, so easy to get into and around grooves!!
It is important to save it for the tough jobs, so make note (if you haven't already) that the High Tack X-Press It Products carry RED badging, as opposed to the standard blue badging. No need to keep them in their packaging to understand which tape is which, just rely on the inner badging as seen above... and of course the super powers of this fabby adhesive!!Pin It
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Rub-ons are generally pretty fine so I didn't want to risk them splitting, but still wanted to try to re-use them on my card.... in comes X-Press It Double Sided Tape! I applied the tape to the card stock rather than the actual rub-on, this was a sturdier option and allowed me to re-apply the rub-on without another disaster!
Applying the tape to the card stock and then applying the embellishment also helps to keep items in a straight line, try this application method with ribbon or paper strips as well, you won't be disappointed with the result!Pin It
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
o Edna’s Blog Winner- Datsu
o Mandi’S Blog Winner-Alethea
o FabScraps Oz Blog Winner- DebiJ
o Marelle’s Blog Winner- Fiona Powell
o Tarrah’s Blog Winner- Kerri
o X-Press It Blog Winner- Alshandra
o Kathy’s Blog Winner- Gab
o Sharmaine’s Blog Winner- Rachel Marks
Friday, October 26, 2012
Paper: FabScraps: Organic Lace, Organic Kitchen
Ink: Copic 100
Extras: FabScraps: Pearls.Pin It
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Hello everyone, I’m Sharmaine and excited to be sharing with you for the first time.
When I received my Design Team pack I was eager to play with the tub of Triple Tac.
I hadn’t seen this product before and I was looking forward to testing it out.
It didn’t let me down!
I just love the coverage that X-Press It Triple Tac provided.
And it dried super quick and adhered like a dream!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
To start you need to gather the following materials:
Prepare your image. Print your photo onto white office paper. I reversed my image before printing, so it would look the same as my original photo. I used a laser jet printer but it also works with ink jet. Make sure the size of your printed photo is appropriate for your canvas. You can either make it large enough to cover the top of your canvas, or you can wrap it around the sides.
Using your foam brush paint a generous layer of X-Press It Triple Tac onto your canvas. If you wrapping the image around the sides, make sure you coat the sides of the canvas too.
When your image is completely dry, you need to wet the paper. I like to lay mine in a very thin layer of water (Less than ½ a centimetre) for about 30 seconds. Lightly spraying the paper with spray bottle also works.
If you have wrapped the image around the sides of the canvas and you are happy with how it looks, then you are done! If you left the sides bare, then now is the time to paint the sides. I painted the sides of my canvas with black paint, to make my image pop.
To find your local stockist of the X-Press It range then please place an enquiry here.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
My favourite colour is silver so the fact that canning jar lids come in two pieces is perfect for me, I can keep my beloved silver and still have colour co-ordinated tops for my button jars, here is what I started with...
The first step is to prepare the paper for pasting to the lid, it really is as simple as choosing your paper, making sure you have at least 1cm of paper bigger than the total size of the lid, you will see in my pictures that I have drawn two circles, the outer circle is the edge of the jar lid, the inner circle is where the ridge falls in the top of the lid.... to measure this I placed a piece of scrap paper on top of the lid and ran my fingernail in the groove. This is important because you want to take your cutting lines to the inner circle; cutting like this gives the paper room to mould through the groove and over the edge of the lid. So trace the circles, cut at random intervals to the inner circle, apply a generous amount of Triple Tac and then place the lid on top of the paper...
Gently press the paper to the lid, then flip it over and run your finger in the groove to move the paper into the groove space, then stretch each piece of spliced paper and tuck it behind the lid. Wait a minute or so, and then take a file to the edge of the lid to separate the excess paper, you could use your scissors to do this, but I like that filing takes off the paper right at the edge of the lid, and leaves a really smooth finish...
Once you have removed the excess paper, you can make a choice to leave your lids in two pieces or to join them together as I have done.... If you are gluing them together I would advise sitting the inner lid on top of the jar, then adding a run of Triple Tac right on the outer edge of the inner lid, I have used the red top to show you this step as the Triple Tac showed up better on this paper... Then screw the outer lid onto the jar to secure and, at the same time, align both lids so that they will always fit to the top of the jar. Only leave them screwed to the top of the jar for 30 seconds or so, just enough for the initial contact to start to dry.... then unscrew the lid and leave upside down to dry for a couple of minutes.... this just makes sure that any little bit of excess glue dries to the lid and not between the jar and the lid.
You can co-ordinate your papers like I have or just use papers that match whatever you plan to put inside the jars.... if canning jars are not your style, you can use this same technique on everyday jars, have a mish-mash set and cover them in co-ordinating paper and they will all of a sudden look like they belong together.... use the same jam every time.... cover the lids and you will have a little matching line-up of fancy jars.... enjoy!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I wanted to add glitter by way of scroll and flourish like embellishments and to add texture with some paper scraps, here is what I started with:
I die cut fine embellishments from black card and added very fine, sparkling black glitter to them, which was really easy thanks to the Glue Marker. It is as simple as drawing the glue across the face of the die cut, you get a much denser application of glitter if you allow the Glue Marker to sit as you apply it to the card, which will result in a slight pool of glue for the glitter to adhere to...