We have another new product to introduce and it has us rather excited with the possibilities – please meet NO Days glue FOILTM
NO Days glue FOIL is a thin metal foil product with a heat activated adhesive that is very easy to cut, shape, emboss, ink or distress and quickly adheres to a variety of substrates. It is commonly used for glass fusing but lends itself to other arts and crafts:
- Polymer Clay
- Glass Accents
- Fabric (can sew edges)
- Greeting Cards
- Scrap booking
- Mixed Media Artists
Glue Foil features:
- Long shelf life
- Heat activated adhesive
- Can be reheated to re-position and reattach
- Clean to use (no glue on hands)
- No toxic fumes
- Can be ironed onto fabric and you can even sew the edges!
- Comes in packs of 5 sheets each 10.2cm x 10.2cm (4 x 4 inches)
- The Colour foils and natural aluminum are all 0.076mm (0.003 inches) thick, 38 gauge
- The Natural Copper and Stainless Steel are 0.054mm (0.002 inches) thick
- Natural: Aluminum, Copper, Stainless Steel
- Metallic: Blue, Red, Green, Pink, Gold, Orange, Aqua, White, Black, Purple
How to Use Glue Foil:
Heat foil on the right side (opposite side to the adhesive) with a craft iron, household iron or heat gun. It does not require very high heat to melt the adhesive and it sets quite fast. Take care to not touch the melted adhesive as it will burn you! Affix in place and press down. If you get it wrong, no problem, just heat and remove or move to the correct position.
We had some fun trying this out with polymer clay and have barely touched the surface of the possibilities and ideas we came up with! We’re quite impressed with the results so have included a few photo’s. We’d love to see what you can come up with so do please post some pics to our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/2wardspolymerclay/
Design Tips for using Glue Foil on Polymer Clay:
- Place the foil on a soft flat surface such as a magazine or the back of a rubber texture stamp and press to make patterns with a stylus, ball point tool, biro with no ink or whatever blunt item you have. You can emboss from the top or the underside depending on the effect you are looking to achieve.
- The foil surfaces colour easily with solvent inks, alcohol inks or acrylic paints, Souffle Pens from Sakura, Copic Markers or similar permanent markers
- If you are lucky enough to have one,it is a breeze to cut and emboss the foil using machines such as Cricut,Sizzix or similar.
- You can distress embossed coloured foil easily with fine sand paper for an aged or antique look.
- Try applying foil to textured baked clay. Use a ball stylus or blunt wooden paint brush handle, pressing foil into the pattern on the clay. (See our photo’s).
- The photo on the right shows how effective the Glue Foils are as an edging. How cool is that! We all struggle to get a nice edge to our pieces. As you cut on a softish surface, the foil rolls slightly giving a rounded look to the edge. Add some faux nails (by embossing from the wrong side) and voila!