Foiling Instructions for Foils & iCraft Glues, by Debbie Jones
These foils can be applied to paper, sweater knits, fabrics, lace, leather, trims, glass, vinyl, plastic, ceramics, wood, walls and more. If you can apply glue to a surface, you can foil itiCraft brand foil glue is water soluble for easy water cleanup, with no sealing required. It dries clear and becomes tacky dry in 1 to 8 hours, depending on the climate. iCraft glue can be used as is, or thinned slightly with water before losing its sticking properties. The foil papers can be re-used until all the color is gone.
With iCraft glue, straight from the bottle:
If you use iCraft glue right from the bottle, you will get a thick line for a 3D effect.
1.Draw your design or wording, using the bottle applicator tip, squeezing bottle slightly. •The speed and pressure you apply to the tube as you drag the tip will affect the thickness of the lines. 2.Wait at least 1 to 8 hours for the adhesive to dry completely. It will dry clear & become tacky/sticky. •In dry climates, complete project the same day. Overnight can make the glue's tacky quality a little dry and more difficult to use. In humid climates, the glue tackiness can hold up for days, weeks and even months. Experiment to understand how foil glue will react in your climate. 3.Place a piece of foil over the design with the colored side up and rub evenly, using the flat part of your fingernail or the rounded side of a spoon, etc. Then pull the foil paper away. You may re-foil if parts of the adhesive are not covered. You can use the foil paper again and again, until all the color is used up!
Another idea: You can also apply glue with a foam brush or paint brush. When glue is dry, foil as instructed.
With iCraft glue, using rubber stamps, sponges, stencils, etc.:
TIP: Be sure to wash your brush, sponge, stamps & stencils in water immediately after each use.
1.Use a sponge brush or paint brush to dab glue onto rubber or sponge stamps, then stamp on your desired surface. With stencils, hold the stencil over your desired surface and use a sponge or brush to dab glue onto the surface. (Test a sample first to ensure good results.) 2.Wait at least 1 to 8 hours for the adhesive to dry completely. It will dry clear & become tacky/sticky. 3.Place a piece of foil over the design with the colored side up and rub evenly, using the flat part of your fingernail or the rounded side of a spoon or a popsicle stick, etc. Then pull the foil paper away. You may re-foil if parts of the adhesive are not covered.
With paper-backed fusible web:
1.Draw or trace a design onto the paper backing of the fusible, then cut out the design. 2.Iron the design onto your desired surface using the fusible manufacturer’s directions. Peel off paper. 3.Place a piece of foil over the design with the colored side up and rub evenly, using the flat part of your fingernail or the rounded side of a spoon, etc. Then pull the foil paper away. You may re-foil if parts of the adhesive are not covered.
Note: With some fusibles, rubbing doesn’t always work, in which case, use a hot iron to press the foil on. If the iron is too hot, it can melt the foil. You can use a piece of lightweight cotton fabric or a Teflon pressing sheet placed over the foil if using a hot iron. Wait until the foil has cooled completely before removing.
With double-sided adhesive tape:
Apply double-sided adhesive tape onto your desired surface, finger pressing it in place, then remove the paper from the tape so the sticky stuff is exposed. Place foil over the design with the colored side up. Rub evenly as described above, then pull the foil paper away. Debbie does not recommend washing items that have this tape on them.
Care and washing instructions:
When laundering foiled items, treat your quilts and wearables as fine washables. Turn the item inside out before washing. Use water, a gentle soap, and a gentle cycle. Block if needed, and air dry. Jones Tones does not recommend using the dryer. Do not iron items after they have been foiled! When foils are applied to walls, glass, and other home decor items, use gentle soapy water, a soft rag and a light touch to remove finger prints.
Foil supplies are available at www.debbiejones.com or 505-362-2675. © Copyright, Debbie Jones 2019
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