Monday, May 23, 2011

Peel Offs

So, despite the lovely weather, the schoolwork and the yard work, I was able to sit down tonight and create. On Thursday, June 9th, I am teaching a class at Shelley's. It's all about Peel Offs. If you've never used them, you're in for a treat! Peel Offs are vinyl outline stickers. It sounds pretty simple, but they really pack a punch! Below are the cards I will be doing for the class. I apologize for the bad quality of the photos. I was going for speed rather than artistry tonight!

This card was done using black Peel Offs. I stuck them right to the blue cardstock. I then used an aqua brush. They come in all kinds of brand names, but basically it's a paintbrush with a hollow handle. The handle can be filled with water, to provide tons of painting time without the need for a dish of water. In this case though, I filled the brush with bleach, and painted the area inside the Peel Off. I let it dry and painted it again, but it didn't change the colour much. The result is a very pretty pale green flower in the corner of my card.

For the butterfly, I used gold Peel Offs. I simply stuck the butterfly to white cardstock and coloured it with my gel pens. It looks like stained glass - simply beautiful!

The second butterfly was done using the negative image of the stained glass butterfly. I used painter's tape to lift the pieces off the backing sheet, so that I didn't have to worry about positioning them perfectly on the card. It took a bit of time, but the result was well worth it.

This birthday card was done with double-stick Peel Offs. They are completely clear shapes, sticky on both sides. This cupcake is actually 9 pieces! I first stuck on the cupcake wrapper and covered it with super fine brown glitter. After taking off the excess, I added the stripe pieces and the first cupcake topper. I used orange glitter on them. After clearing off the excess orange, I added the top of the cupcake and used brown glitter again. Finally, I added the hot pink cherry on top (I really wanted to go red, but don't yet own fine red glitter, and chunky just wouldn't have looked right.)

Of course, Peel Offs can be used on scrapbook layouts, on 3D projects, they stick beautifully to glassware for a decorative touch too! I hope you can make it out to my class on June 9th to experience Peel Offs for yourself!

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