My new stencils - Are now sold out.
The stencils are based on one my sketches of a shell I photographed on Moreaki beach on the South Island of New Zealand. The shell is tiny - my sketch is much larger than life size.
I had decided to sell the stencil packs at my next show - Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch at the NEC next month - they will be £15 for a pack of 3.
My new stencils are laser cut from 350 micron mylar and can be used for all sorts of applications. This post is showing you how to use them with KK Glue but they can be used with paints and sprays just like any other stencil.
KK Glue - a very fine glue powder.
The bottle has a screw top lid so you can return any surplus powder to the bottle. This retails for £5.90 for 50g.
KK Glue is washable up to 40 degrees but when using with transfer foil, the transfer foil is only washable up to
There are holes on one side of the cap for sprinkling, the other side is for pouring.
You don't need very much KK Glue when working with transfer foils. Please do a test before you go launching into a project. You will be surprised at how little you need.
Any surplus powder on the stencil can be shaken back into the bottle in the same way.
To foil your design, turn your iron down to the silk/wool setting. If the iron is too hot the foil will pucker and not release it's colour.
Place the transfer foil COLOUR side up over your design. Lay a sheet of baking paper over the the transfer foil and then iron the layers for 30 seconds.Leave to cool.
Once the foil is cold, remove the transfer oil.
You design should be covered in in the foil.
You will be left with a piece of foil with the design removed - keep it!
To use up the foil with the design removed - iron a square of Bondaweb/Vliesofix onto your T shirt or fabric using baking parchment to protect your iron.
When cold remove the backing paper from the Bondaweb/Vliesofix.
Lay your foil with the design removed over the Bondaweb/Vliesofix. Lay a sheet of baking paper over the foil and iron with an iron on wool/silk for about 30 seconds.
When cold, remove the foil from the square of Bondaweb/Vliesofix.
Your design will be transferred to the Bondaweb/Vliesofix.
But it doesn't stop there . . . . As there is now exposed Bondaweb/Vliesofix in the negative space of the design. You can iron a contrasting colour over the whole design. Does that make sense??
I used a lime green foil to fill in the exposed glue.
The finished design with the two colours of foils.
And then of course you are left with another piece of foil with the design removed which you can iron onto Bondaweb/Vliesofix. . . . . and so it goes on . .
You can decorate the KK Glue design with all manner of sparkle, I love to combine gilding flake with the transfer foil.
Work through steps 1 - 4 and you will be left with your fixed KK Glue design.
Sprinkle the gilding flake over the fixed glue.
I hope you have enjoyed this - I just love this process.
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