As you know, foil is a HUGE trend right now…. and I’ve shared how to add it to your projects AND a review of the iCraft Deco Foil... so now let’s take a closer look at the iCraft Deco Foil Hot Melt Adhesive.
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Here’s what Therm-O-Web has to say about this product:
iCraft Deco Foil Hot Melt Adhesive is a hot melt adhesive perfect for wearables, cards and so much more. This adhesive is also washable on fabric projects. Use iCraft Deco Foil Hot Melt Adhesive in punches, die cutters and electronic cutters. iCraft Deco Foil Hot Melt Adhesive also works great in most laminators.
Features & Benefits:
- 5.5 in x 12 in
- (5) Sheets
- Acid Free
- Use with: punches, die cutter and electronic cutters
- Exclusively use with: iCraft® DECO?FOIL™ Transfer Sheets
- Proudly made in the USA!
I made you a video review of this one… it’s about 9 1/2 minutes long… kind of lengthy, I know, but I wanted to try out this product using dies, punches, and electronic die cutters… AND try it with both an iron and a laminator machine… AND try it on different fabrics! So yeah, it took some time!
So now here are the highlights:
- easy to cut with steel rule dies
- easy to cut with thin rule dies IF you sandwich in some deli paper
- easy to cut with punches IF you sandwich in some deli paper. Otherwise, it gets stuck!!
- adheres will on paper using the laminator- nice smooth melting!
- adheres to fabric AND paper using an iron on the linen setting with NO STEAM
- washable AND dryable on LOW HEAT.
- you can use a mini-iron, regular iron or laminator to melt it.
- When using the Hot Melt Adhesive on paper, it has a tendency to “spread” a bit instead of soaking into the fibers the way it does on fabric. The edges are less precise. (See the “thank you” on the card below, vs the “Today” on the fabric.)
- I don’t recommend a heat tool because it curls- BUT it can be done if:
- first you heat the paper
- place the Hot Melt Adhesive on the paper, using a toothpick to keep it in place
- heat up the Hot Melt Adhesive for 5-10 seconds then
- burnish it down with a bone folder to make sure it adheres.
So… this is very easy and a GREAT way to add foil using the punches and dies you already own. Would you add some foil to your projects? I know I’m excited to get crafting!
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