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Old 01-19-2008, 06:32 AM   #1
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I decided to post again with a different title. Like I said I'm new to this sight and am still not sure where I am suppose to post. If anyone can help on these topics i'd really appreciate it. Thanks again. Sue
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Have you tried a decoupodge medium like Mod Podge?
I have used it with tissue paper with good results.

I use a foam brush to brush a thin layer on the cs then lay the tissue over it.

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There is a product called Perferct paper adhesive available at usartquest.com. I have seen them put napkins on lampshades cards, canvas floor mats, trays and I don't know what else with it. Used to be a Home Studios party item. I put napkins on a canvas bag with it. It is a lot like Modpodge but thinner and it acrylic based. Good luck, Debbie
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There is a technique called "hot card" that uses regular plastic wrap from your kitchen. My friend showed me this technique once, and from what I remember, you take a patterned paper napkin, cut a piece of plastic wrap to size & place it on the non-patterned side, place a piece of cardstock under the plastic wrap & iron it until the plastic wrap melts. Make sure to use pieces of scrap paper to protect your iron & ironing board from the melted plastic!

I'm not sure if I got this totally correct, but you can PM my friend to find out for sure. Her SCS screen-name is cookscrapstamp.
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There is a technique called "hot card" that uses regular plastic wrap from your kitchen. My friend showed me this technique once, and from what I remember, you take a patterned paper napkin, cut a piece of plastic wrap to size & place it on the non-patterned side, place a piece of cardstock under the plastic wrap & iron it until the plastic wrap melts. Make sure to use pieces of scrap paper to protect your iron & ironing board from the melted plastic!
This matches another description of the method that I have seen. The only other thing to mention is to start off with a warm iron rather than very hot. Then either use the whole sheet or cut out pieces to suit your project.
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We were just taught to make a sandwich: bottom is plain card stock, middle is plastic wrap from your kitchen, top is tissue paper. put between two other pieces of card stock to protect your iron and the surface, and let the heated iron fuse the tissue to the cardstock. We stamped on the tissue, crumbled it and re-flattened it mostly, and fused it. It's a cool, testured look. Good Luck, Nan
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Thanks for the suggestions! I use to decoupage but didn't think that would work with a thin napkin. I'll try the different ideas and let ya know how it turned out. Sue
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Wonder Under, a paper-backed fusible web, will fuse fabric to paper beautifully.

It's available just about anywhere that sells fabric -
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Wonder Under, a paper-backed fusible web, will fuse fabric to paper beautifully.

It's available just about anywhere that sells fabric -
Nice recommendation! Hancock Fabrics and JoAnn's here I come!

Never heard of the stuff, but often see beautiful napkins that I think would look good on my cards/scrapbook pages.

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There are several brands and types of fusible web that you can iron to your cardstock. I find Wonder Under to be a bit thick and gluey--depending on your needs, you can try Steam a Seam too. You can get it in sheets, off the bolt, or in narrow width rolls. I use fabric quite a bit on my cards, mainly because I have so much of it!!
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You can also use the full sheets of adhesive-backed label paper. Just cut to match the size of your napkin piece ( I always separate the top layer of the napkin first), remove the backing and carefully smooth the napkin down. Then attach this to your cardstock as you normally would.
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1. Run your cardstock thru Xyron, then carefully kind of "roll" your napkin piece onto it; or
2.Iron the napkin piece to tacky looking/feeling side of freezer wrap - the white stuff from the grocery section with Saran Wrap, aluminum foils, etc.
Method #2 is my favorite if I have several pieces to do at a time. Also works beautifully on tissue paper that's been scrunched into a ball, then smoothed out with hands. Makes for great backgrounds, etc. Enjoy & have fun. Nelda Deakins
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For the plastic wrap method, I heard you can't use Glad wrap. It is "microwave safe" and doesn't melt properly to bond. Try regular Saran wrap, just look to see that's it not microwave safe.
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For the plastic wrap method, I heard you can't use Glad wrap. It is "microwave safe" and doesn't melt properly to bond. Try regular Saran wrap, just look to see that's it not microwave safe.
Thanks for that tip - I would have used Glad wrap. Must be one of the few occasions when the cheap stuff is better for a given purpose.
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I have made alot of cards using napkins I use the Xyron or just plain ol' glue stick. I cut the white base card stock and use glue stick and then put the napkin down, making sure that I only use the top ply of the napkin. As most have 3 ply. Or I just run it thru the xyron either way it is very easy.
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I have just used spray adhesive on the card stock, crumpled the napkin up, and laid it on the cardstock. Works great! You can then use a warm iron on it if you wish.
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I have done this quite a while ago but I used fusible web bought at my local patchwork shop. It worked beautifully. I was going to try the plastic until I just read about Gladwrap, this is what I would of used. As far as I know we don't have Saran here, I might have to try a cheap no-name brand.
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hmmm...I'm going to have to try the plastic wrap. I have TONS of this stuff, thanks for the info.
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I have used meatpaper, and saran wrap before....makes great cards/envelopes
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Thanks bunches for all the suggestions. Hobby Lobby has embossed napkins in their wedding section. I bought a pack of white that I wanted to color with chaulk. I wanted to know how to get it on the cardstock first. Think I will try several ideas so I will at least know how to do them. I love the lovely napkin patterns at Party City. I usually have at least 2 left over from every event. Great way to use them up!
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Another vote for fusible webbing....wonder under or stitch witchery. I've never been successful with the plastic wrap or freezer wrap and the webbing work EVERY time. You can also run your base cardstock through your Xyron and lay the crinkled napkin (make sure you peel it down to only one layer) on it. Really quick and easy.
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I used the hot card technique with tissue paper from DD baby shower and it works wonderfully and it looks great using it on scrapbook page. It is really easy and fast, the technique is here on SCS in the resources part.
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We used to use this technique on card stock the same way the envelopes were made below:
You didn't have to crumple the tissue paper or napkin,
I noticed with napkins, not all of them were printed on all 4 squares, that may be the really cheap ones, and I think I ironed the creases out of the
napkin, if not wanting a crumpled look for background layering of a card
Tissue Paper Envelopes


To make tissue paper envelopes you will need Reynolds Freezer Paper, large blue carton in with the saran wraps, wax papers, etc. in your grocery store. Take a sheet of tissue paper and wad the thing up, wrinkle the daylights out of it. Now smooth it out nicely, but you do want these wrinkles so don't get too carried away. Next, take a same size piece of Reynolds Freezer wrap and place it wax side to the back of the tissue paper. Iron, on the freezer paper, no steam, medium high setting. Remember the waxy side of the freezer paper goes against the wrong side of the tissue. The paper when heated fuses to the tissue. Then you have one nice sheet of paper. You can make envys from it, or use it for wrapping paper, backing on cards, etc. Napkins, paper tablecloths, fabric, text weight paper, specialty papers, and all work well
with this technique.

Tissue Paper Envelopes Tissue paper Freezer paper Iron Scissors Envelope templates Step

1: Crumple up the tissue paper as tight as you can in a ball. (Fancy napkins will work too)

2: Open up the tissue paper without flattening it too much.

3: Cut a piece of freezer paper the size of the tissue paper.

4: Place the shiny side of the freezer paper on the tissue paper and paper clip the edges together (one at each corner and one half way between on each side should be enough)

5: Iron on low to medium setting. The papers will stick together. If an area doesn't stick well, heat again.

6:Cut to the desired size and shape. You can use our envelope templates from our catalog. Or steam open an envelope at the seams, and trace it on the freezer paper after ironing.

As a variation, use as a full sheet, as wrapping paper .Use freezer paper or heat-n-bond to fuse crumpled tissue paper that has been stamped on colored card stock. The color will show through the stamped tissue paper to make a nice textured card stock surface.
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