Friday, October 16, 2009

Friendzy Friday!

It's my turn to do a tutorial on a tip or technique for the Two Scrapbook Friends Blog today, so I decided to share a bit about altering foam Thickers.

Gather your supplies, you will need: foam Thickers, waxed paper, an embossing gun, Versamark, and a background stamp of some sort.

First, wet your stamp with Versamark, this will keep it from sticking to the heated Thickers, so you do not ruin your stamp or your Thickers.

Next, place your desired letters onto waxed paper (this retains their tackiness while allowing you to work away from your finished project) heat the Thickers until they begin to curl (sorry for the lousy picture, but you get the idea) as you can see I practiced on an 'x" first.

Immediately press your wet stamp into the letter, holding firmly for a minute or so. If you do not like the result you can gently heat the letter again and retry.

You will notice that your altered Thickers are slightly smaller than the original now.

Here is a card I made using my altered Thickers. I used the Pagemap's sketch from TSF's blog, which was posted as part of the National Card Making day challenge. Check out the close up shot for a better view of the altered letters.

Thanks for visiting, hope you have a scrappy day!

1 comment:

  1. beautiful card ! i am going to try that !


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