Monday, January 5, 2015

Elizabeth Craft Designs PEEL-OFFs

If you've never used these peel-offs, you'll be pleasantly surprised with the variety of peel-offs and what you can do with them.  I didn't know what I was missing until I took a class from Elizabeth herself.  Now peel-offs and the silk microfine glitter are a MUST.

Elizabeth (Els) taught a class at my local stamp shop and she is a fun teacher and patient (YEAH).  You should park your chair on Youtube to watch her videos too.

Here is a card I made with the peel-offs and a step-by-step tutorial that I made using Silk Microfine Glitter and Peel-offs.  I think Elizabeth does a fantastic job of showing you how to use the double-sided adhesive, peel-offs and glitter here.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel-Off stickers (Lighthouses)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double-sided adhesive (6: X 6")
Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel-Off stickers (Seashells)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel-Off stickers (Rainy Day - the raindrops)
Elizabeth Craft Designs embossing folder (Spring Leaves)
Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Copic Markers colored on top of the glitter

I only used the raindrops on the outside of this card, but I had already cut and colored the marvellous lighthouse, shell and crab.  I wanted to show you how easy this is to do.
I cut the Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double-sided adhesive (6: X 6") down to a size I wanted to handle (below).  See how you can peel the adhesive easily.

 Choose the Peel Off you want to work with

1.  Peel off the sticky side and put out of the way so you don't get anything stuck to it.  The sticky white strip below is just to show you the two pieces taken apart.  I wouldn't leave it there at all.
2.  Pick up the outline of the piece(s) you want to use and place them on the non-stick side as seen below. You can use your fingers or a tweezer to pick them up.  It is easier to move the peel offs with a tweezer once on your non-stick sheet.  As you can see, the white spots in the black peel off sheet are where I picked up the outlines. 

3. Place the sticky sheet onto the non-stick sheet which is on the table.  Run your fingers over the top so everything is smooth and all transferred.  I couldn't hold my camera and put the sticky sheet on the non-stick sheet with the peel offs, so I'm showing you what it looks like after you have done that.
4.  Peel off the sticky sheet.

5. Hold the sticky sheet by the sides so your hand and fingers do not touch the sticky side.  I just turn the container onto the sticky side and let it run down half the sheet onto a coffee filter.
6.  Now you can clasp the other side which is glittered and pour the glitter onto the rest of the sticky surface.  See below.
7.  Tap any remaining glitter onto the filter which is easy to fold and pour back into the container.

8.  Burnish glittered panel with your finger..  (Rub the glitter into the adhesive, but not with a heavy hand).

9.  Take a brush and brush any glitter that may cling (which is not much) off onto the filter.

 10.  Cut the peel offs and use as is or color.  I used Copic markers, but any alcohol marker will do.  I used the angled tip, not the brush tip to paint.   These are all cut from the strip I used above.  The glitter really lasts a long time.

Thanks Arlene for sharing your mini tutorial and also for the link to Elizabeth's video.  You can see more of her videos on Youtube HERE

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