Sunday, September 7, 2014

Wall Decor With Sticky U


Happy Sunday, fellow crafters!
It was quite a thrill to be asked to join the alum at
TOMBOW's STICKY UNIVERSITY
to create a project of my choice!

Let me preface by saying that I wasn't a stranger to the Xtreme adhesive
before beginning this project... I all ready knew that this was the ultimate in
permanent adhesives!  But, being that the adhesive is so tenacious I was happy
to learn a little tidbit that may go unnoticed on the back of the product packaging:
Roll to apply and then swipe the tip to the side for a clean break.
You can see a video --here--

I purchased this set of pre-cut wooden letters at Michael's for my daughter's room.

I chose three different patterns of black & white patterned papers by Doodlebug Design.

After tracing the letters onto the patterned paper and cutting out, 
I applied the Xtreme Permanent Adhesive around the edge of each wood piece.
The letters will be hanging on her wall for the foreseeable future, so I wanted
to use an adhesive that I knew wouldn't give-way after a month or two!

I added some sequins and rhinestones to each letter and also added baker's twine 
around the edge of the letters; this helps to give a clean, finished look!
To do so, I used Tombow's Glue Pen...just use the glue pen as you would a 
writing pen and draw a line of glue around the edge of the letter.  
Press the baker's twine into the glue and hold for a few seconds to secure in place.

I attached a length of ribbon tot he back of each letter for hanging.

Lastly, let me share a photo of me in my SU t-shirt and holding my diploma!
 Visit the Tombow Blog to see more great stuff from the Sticky U Alum!

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2 Comments:

At September 7, 2014 at 5:00 PM , Anonymous Taunya Butler said...

Wow, aren't you just the cutest alum I have ever seen!! I think you are so darling! And as far as being in the Sticky University - you, my dear friend, are a shoe-in!! You are one person who never seems to have an messiness with adhesives on your projects - you never get Sticky!!!! Maybe you do, but I never can find any fault with a project of yours!! These letters for your daughters room are gorgeous - love the black and white with the subtle touches of color on them!! She will treasure these and they look amazing!! Have a great Sunday!!!

 
At September 9, 2014 at 8:30 PM , Anonymous DIANA L. said...

Nice job Shelly -Love the words Looks like it will stay stuck!!!I'm your newest follower and Alum together I hope you willl come follow me.
Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

 

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