Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Splitcoast Tutorial: Yupo Winter Scene

In this week's tutorial over on Splitcoast (Yupo Winter Scene) our author uses a variety of products to create a layered background on Yupo synthetic paper. If you haven't used this stuff, it's a lot of fun, and it will take a variety of coloring media, from alcohol inks to watercolor and even colored pencil!


I used brown alcohol ink and a bronze patina along with rubbing alcohol to create my background, then stuck foil down on the still-sticky parts and dotted white acrylic paint in for more snow. A note too - Yupo die cuts beautifully, and you can use it for stencils! The dies I used are from Impression Obsession.


I finally got to try out these Artist-tac adhesive sheets, and I'm pretty excited about how they work, so I wanted to share! These are sheets of dry adhesive, and can see the texture above. They are virtually mess-free.

There are 25 sheets in the package, each with a protective layer. You peel the liner back and lay your die cut onto the adhesive - you can see how it's dotted over the entire sheet above.


Lay the liner back over the sheet and burnish the die cut well with a bone folder or other tool (I tried the first time just with my hand, and the pressure wasn't quite enough).


When you lift up the die cut, the adhesive will have transferred onto the back! If there are any areas that need more coverage, you can just repeat the process. Adhere the die cut to your project, and rub any excess adhesive away. So easy! Really happy to have found this stuff - it will make adhering detailed dies sooooo much easier.


What do you think? What would you use Artist-tac for? Leave me a comment below and I'll send a sample to 3 winners! Please comment by Friday Dec. 7 at 9 PM Central, and I'll announce my winners on Saturday. Make sure I have a way to contact you - entries without emails will not be considered.
Artist-tac at Consumer Crafts
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15 comments:

  1. oh, this would be wonderful for die cuts and little things that you can't hold in your hand and to stack die cuts or for something that is just ornery.

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  2. Wow, very pretty and brings back memories of years gone by. That adhesive sounds like a great product. I need to check it out.

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  3. Dina, I would use the Artist-tac for my mylar craft embellishments. That was my struggle this week! Beautiful AI card, thank you for sharing!

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  4. This is a WOW, Dina! I love your card, and to be able to adhere intricate die cuts so easily is a dream come true! My friends and I invested in some really cute word dies, which we love using, but adhering them had been a challenge!

    Thanks so much for testing this for us and alerting is to this great new product.

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  5. Ohmigoodness... what wouldn't I use this for?! I have some really intricate dies that are almost impossible to glue without gluing yourself to the paper lol (and getting tons of "overage" on the cardstock). The "adhesive sheets" don't really work as you end up trying to pick off "pieces of backing" in order to adhere them. This is brilliant.

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  6. Wow! I've been working with so many small pieces and glue...Definitely need this stuff!!!

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  7. What a fun card. I find I do not use my die cuts that are very fine detailed because there is no place to put adhesive! These sheets sound amazing. Would love to try them!

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  8. I've used this type of adhesive for years in a different brand and I absolutely love it for all the reasons you cited. One tip: on delicate designs, very often the glue clings a little around the intricate edges of the die cut. That's when I reach for my finely ground glitter and sprinkle it on. Only the merest amount remains in artfully random areas and the result is more of a glimmer than an all-out glitter blast. So gorgeous!

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    1. Can you send me the info on the other brand? :)

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  9. Wow, Looks like a real time saver and less messier than gluing on intricate die cuts. I wonder how it would work for sequins and other small embellishments? TFS your helpful tutorial. Hugs..Nancy

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  10. I've been trying to think of a way to use some of your silhouette stamps, Dina! LOVE this little sledder! PERFECT for Christmas! With the Tim Holtz ink for lifting color? ;) I would probably use the sheets for die cuts like you. I use Multi-Med. Matte & get it all over my fingers, or glue dots. Depending on the die. ;) Thanks for thinking of your readers, Dina!I ALWAYS enjoy your product reviews! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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  11. I frequently use intricate dies on my cards. I use a lot of Spellbinders dies and Sue Wilson dies from Creative Expression. A lot of companies make intricate dies, Birch Press, Altenew, SSS, etc. This would be a life changer for me if it's that easy. I've tried adhesive sheets from a few companies. Scrapbook.com are too thick to die cut. The best I've found so far are Sizzix adhesive sheets but even those fail on the more intricate dies.

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  12. I was trying to think of an answer to your question on uses for the sheets. I cam up with, laying them on the top half of a card that you would like to look like its snowing, then burnishing the sheet. Remove it, and drop the little snowy material down and press it in place. It would look so cute I hope I explained it alright.

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  13. ok...i have been having glue issues all through my christmas card-making time....and am sick of it. i will take a chance on a trial freebie of this stuff! looks pretty promising! so we'll see how lucky (or not) i am!
    thx, sandyh

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  14. LOVE your cards. The Artist Tac looks amazing. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing

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