Thanks for popping in on this Bank Holiday Monday. Not that I had a day off! The countdown is on till the next TV shows on Saturday and Sunday, so I really had to get a wriggle on today, and start my prep – especially as there’s Groovi on the menu!!
Parchment shows take much longer to prep than stamp or die shows! Ask Linda and Tina!!!
So I’ve spent the best part of today doing one blimming piece! It had better be worth it!! My neck’s killing me!!! If only we could perforate looking at the ceiling…if only there were an easier way to picot cut….
Anyway, let’s take a look at one of the demos yesterday. A lot of you were intrigued with the demo I did using the scrap pieces, so here’s a step-by-step.
Tape the die to the back of the card, and run it through your mangle of choice. Mine’s the Gemini.
We sell them. CLICK HERE to investigate
Remove the masking tape carefully,
then carefully lift off the positive paper cut, the piece you actually want. But leave the remnants, the scraps in the die. You may have to replace a few of them with tweezers, depending on static.
Cut a piece of double-sided adhesive tape to size, remove the wax paper on one side, and place it down on the die with the bits.
Use either embossing tools or an eraser pencil to burnish the back.
You can see here what the object of the exercise is….
Now for the magic. Gently peel off the die. If you see a piece is still in the die, then lower the card again and use your pokey tool through the release hole to push it into place.
Easy. It really is that simple.
Peel the back wax paper and attach the artwork to a piece of designer paper, or a canvas board. Whatever you fancy. I have used a piece of Rainbow River Designer Card here.
Dust the front with a little talc. That will get rid of the tack, and the finished art is satin beautiful to touch. And smell!!
You could use gilding flakes or mica powder too. I just liked the transparency.
Hope you enjoyed that. Give it a go. I’ll show you another one later in the week. May even do a Youtube on it. This trick has certainly opened my Die-Art world!!! The dies are superb to work with – especially now we can salvage the waste every time!! With that in mind, here’s the link to the double-sided adhesive sheets! CLICK HERE!
If you would like to investigate all our Fresh Cut Dies, CLICK HERE
Love & Hugs,