Well, guys and gals, if you haven’t heard by now we have three new Foil Adhesives for Fabric! I’m just a little excited about this 🙂 I’ve been searching for a fabric foil adhesive for almost two years! But, I feel I have hit the jackpot and it was well worth the wait! These adhesives are such GAME CHANGERS and they’re all washable!
All three of these fabric foil adhesives are different and I am going to lay out all the details for you to make this as easy as possible… So let’s get started with my FAV!!
I love using this product with stencils it works fabulously!! First, make sure to shake the can really well, not just one or two shakes, but shake it for at least 30 seconds!
Grab one of your favorite stencil designs and spray the back of it with a repositionable stencil spray adhesive, we carry Stick It. You need the stencil to stay completely sealed/stuck to the fabric because we don’t want any spray to get under the design. Position that sticky stencil on your favorite jeans, t-shirt, pillowcase, etc. and then tape around the edges to provide you with a little extra border so that you don’t get any “over-spray”.
Now it’s time to spray the Fusible Spray Adhesive. Again, make sure the can has been well shaken and then just spray over the stencil openings and make sure to cover all the openings. Remove the stencil and let it soak in “Awesome” Spray Cleaner (y’all can find this at the Dollar Store) and allow it to soak overnight. Then the Fabric Spray Adhesive will just wipe right off of your stencil!
Allow the Fusible Spray Adhesive to dry for ten minutes and then lay your favorite foil pattern or color over the design. Make sure to cut a piece of foil large enough to cover the complete design or use several pieces of foil to cover it completely. Then take an iron and iron for around 30 seconds – test your iron temperature (high is recommended, but everyone’s irons are different). Use Parchment paper and iron over the design moving the iron around the area slowly while using the steam as well. Keep repeating this until you have ironed over the entire pattern.
Once you are done with the ironing part, you need to allow the foil to COMPLETELY cool off. This will take a few minutes but just be patient!! Once it’s cooled off, just peel off the foil and it will have transferred to the stenciled design!!
We can customize anything with foil and stencil designs – create jeans, shirts, and home decor!!
This is completely washable! Coldwater, inside/out and hang dry! NO DRYER!!
For all you artists out there, y’all are going to love this! You can just free-hand draw anything you want and on fabric which is so fun!! This product has a fine tip that you squeeze the product out of and it stays a “three-dimensional” beautiful round line (well that’s if you squeeze that steady) but it will stay round and not level out.
Now if you’re not an artist, don’t worry I have figured out a couple of great ways to still use this great stuff!! First, use one of my amazing rollers to create a pattern on anything and then you can outline the design with the Liquid Foil Adhesive. This is so easy anyone can outline!!
You can also stencil a pattern on your surface and then outline the stencil design 🙂 I love this stuff on fabric, wood and note cards!!
Once you create your design, the Liquid Foil Adhesive will be milky white in appearance and it needs to dry until it’s completely clear and this will take an hour or so. Be patient, it’s worth it!!
Once the adhesive is dry all you need to do is lay your favorite foil over the design and just rub the foil. YES, I said just rub the foil! NO ironing or anything else! You can rub with a cloth or if that’s not enough, try a scrub brush.
That’s it, so easy peasy!! But fabulous 🙂
Now we are on to the last but surely not least…
This stuff is in a little jar and you can paint it onto your clothing 🙂 For those artists out there, y’all can get as creative as you want. Grab a paintbrush, I picked some that had stiffer bristles because this product is a little thick, and painted away. Free-hand whatever you would like!!
Now for those that haven’t discovered the artist within yet, you’re not out of luck with this stuff. There are still some fun ways to use it!
First, just tape off the pockets of your jeans and brush 100% coverage over the surface and make sure you have a nice coat of the Gel. I also created a jagged edge to the bottom of my jeans, but you can create stripes just by taping off and so many other options.
Once you have brushed the Transfer Gel onto the surface and let Gel dry for 1 hour or until completely clear. Cover the painted area with your choice of foil (I used Cheetah Silver Foil) – make sure to have the pattern side facing up. Cover up the foil with Parchment Paper and then take an iron and iron for around 30 seconds – test your iron temperature (high is recommended, but everyone’s irons are different). Iron over the design moving the iron around the area slowly while using the steam as well. Keep repeating this until you have ironed over the entire pattern.
Once you have ironed over everything, allow the foil to completely cool (be patient) and then just peel it off. AMAZING!!!
I have been playing with a lot of clothing, but I’ve started some fabric for a pillow and there is much more to come.
Hope this information helps you with the details of using all of the new Fabric Foil Adhesives! Looking forward to seeing all the creative projects that will get made by all of you talented peeps!
Have fun foiling!!