Registered: December 11, 2004 Location: Kansas City Metro Posts: 397
Mon, Jan 09, 2006 @ 9:24 AM
This is one of the techniques they did in this month's VSN. I got the instructions from that forum.
Turn the iron on and turn it up to the hottest setting and turn off the steam feature. You want the iron to be nice and HOT!
Stamp on the tissue paper, wad it up and smooth it out.
Now, on a surface you can iron on.... Layer a piece of copy paper, a piece of cardstock the size you want, a piece of plastic wrap just bigger than the cardstock layer, the stamped tissue, and finally another piece of copy paper.
Using the hot dry iron (no steam), iron the whole stack with firm pressure. The iron is going to melt the plastic wrap and act as the glue that is going to hold the stamped tissue paper to the cardstock layer. The copy paper is simply to protect your work surface and your iron so the melted plastic doesn't stick to your table or the iron and is not part of the finished product.
Let the whole thing cool a second, then check to see if the tissue is attached to the cardstock. If not, iron it some more. Once it is attached, trim the cardstock/plastic/tissue layer to the desired size for your card.
Here's a few tips:
- Cheap plastic wrap works best. Colored plastic wrap is ok, but the color will show through the tissue paper.
- Be SURE that the copy paper COMPLETELY covers the plastic wrap before you set the iron down. The plastic will melt onto your iron if it makes direct contact!
- Make sure there is no water in your iron if it has a tendency to drip or spit even if NO Steam is selected. If water drips on your tissue paper, it will make the inks bleed.