Designers Playdate with Therm-o-Web

The July Designers Playdate was sponsored by Therm-o-web!

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Therm-o-web sure knows how to make some amazing products! I have been in love with DecoFoil™ for over a year now and I was really happy to expose my Designers team to DecoFoil™ Transfer Sheets, DecoFoil™ Liquid Adhesive and Adhesive Pen, DecoFoil™ Toner Sheets and much more!

Today I’m sharing some pics and a few videos from our wonderful afternoon with Therm-o-web!

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Katherine is going to demonstrate how to personalized aprons with DecoFoil™

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All the designers went home with product to continue experimenting and designing in their own studios. I can’t wait to see what they make!

Next month’s Designers PlayDate Sponsor is:

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Upcycled Burlap Gift Bag

Today I am sharing an Upcycled Burlap Gift Bag I made with some products I received from sponsors of the Prime Publishing VIB Event at CHAShow 2016.

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I honestly didn’t expect to have so much fun making this Upcycled Burlap Gift Bag!

upcycled burlap gift bag


Thank you to the following sponsors:

  • Therm-o web DECOFOIL™ Transfer Sheets: purple
  • DECOFOIL™ Liquid Adhesive
  • Plaid folkArt® HOME DECOR chalk paint ( in Sheepskin #34879)
  • Testors yellow enamel spray
  • FairfieldWorld Oly*fun™ fabric sheets in various colours, and metallics
  • IMAGINEcrafts Tear It! Tape
  • Sakura Micron pen – black
upcycled burlap gift bag

I love how easily the Plaid chalk paint went on the surface. I also used some of the Mixed media Color Spray

upcycled burlap gift bag

REALLY taking recycling to the next level! I took the remnant Oly*fun® and used it as a stencil! It worked perfectly 🙂

I started by painting some of the surface with the chalk paint, let it dry, and then added some splashes of yellow spray paint. I hurried up the drying with a hair blower.

Next I used Sizzix Flowers#7 die and cut out some lovely flowers from pieces of Oly*fun®.

I used the remnant of the Oly*fun® as a stencil and first daubed green acrylic paint, let it dry, and then sprayed the white colour spray to create an added pretty sheen .

I lightly daubed some DecoFoil adhesive on a few spots and added a lovely highlight of purple flecks.

Add brads, attach flowers with adhesive, and your gift bag is complete!


Powertex and Foil Ballerina

I am sharing a beautiful new sculpture with you today: a Powertex and Foil Ballerina!

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At the most recent CHA MegaShow, held in January, I was fortunate enough to be selected as a Prime Publishing VIB ( Very Important Blogger)! Lucky me: after the show I was sent a lot of beautiful products from many of the Prime VIB Event sponsors! I have to admit that one of my most favourite ‘new’ products to work with is therm-o-web’s iCraft® DECO FOIL™ transfer sheets.

Powertex and FoilI created my sculpture first; it started as wire, fabric and aluminum, on a wood base. I used Bronze Powertex art medium to ‘paint’ my sculpture. The Bronze is more of a brown colour. I thought adding the DECO FOIL™ would really make it special. I used the following colours: red, gold, and purple.

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LOOK at how gorgeous the bodice is; with shocks of gold, red, and purple. It looks like liquid gold was poured on!

Powertex and Foil

The first step in applying the DECO FOIL™ transfer sheet is to apply the DECO FOIL™ Liquid Adhesive to your surface, and let it dry for 1 -2 hours. When it’s ‘dry’, it’s tacky, and the perfect surface to receive the transfer colours!

Powertex and Foil

When the adhesive is tacky (not wet), the colours will easily transfer to the surface (sometimes just by touching it), but usually you will need to do some gentle rubbing.

Powertex and Foil

Powertex and Foil

The foil brought life to my ballerina. What could you add DECO FOIL™ to?

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