Thursday, November 6, 2014

Craft Attitude Printable Craft Film & Project - Vintage Glove

Being on a variety of design teams allows me to play with new or different products I might not normally have the opportuinty to use.  Today I get to share one of those experiences with you in regards to Craft Attitude Printable Craft Film.  Altered Pages has teamed up with Craft Attitude this month to share projects and inspiration for using this film.  

I had never heard of it before so while it might not be a new product on the market it is new to me.  This film can be run through your ink jet printer, once dry you can then apply the images (or text) to virtually any surface you desire with a bit of adhesive*.

*There are other methods of adhering it to your project but I haven't tried them yet.

So, I had played around it it briefly last month experimenting with how it works and how it looks on different surfaces.  To me this is a fun new way to create an EASY image transfer...without all of the work!  How so?  Well, normally you have several steps involved with any image transfer process, and one of those steps usually includes the process of spritzing the back of the image with water and painstakingly rubbing off the paper (that the image was printed on).  That oh so time consuming step is completely eliminated with the CA film!  Woo Hoo!

The Craft Attitude web-site says it's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3....

1) Choose your favorite digital photographs or images.
2) Load Craft Attitude into your inkjet printer. Flip your image (otherwise text is reversed) and print.
3) Cut your Craft Attitude image to fit your project and apply using a glue stick, iron or laminator.
So after playing around last month I was ready to put it to the test.  You all know how much I like to incorporate vintage pieces into my art so I was searching through my stash for something to apply this image onto and found a lovely vintage felt know, the kind ladies wore in the 30's - 40's...  I had bought a bag of assorted gloves at an antique mall last year and I've been saving them for just the right project.  

I decided on an image I wanted to use (from the Altered Pages collage sheet Lady Chatterly's Lover) and printed it out. At the same time I also typed up this piece of text over and over to create a block of text, "She whispered, I think I'm falling in love.  He smiled, Don't worry, I'll catch you."  So romantic huh? 

Well, not so fast.  You need to first identify how your printer pulls the paper through - I didn't so originally I printed the image on the backing paper instead of the craft film - DOH!  
Take 2 - I printed off my desired image and let it dry. NOTE - if you print text out be sure to print it in reverse...just like you would any other image transfer method. Now it says to let the image dry at least 2 hours before you use it...   First let me say that you should always follow manufactures directions to ensure proper results.  Next let me tell you I didn't wait that long <my bad!>.  I only waited about half an hour and it seemed dry so I went ahead with it.
I trimmed the image pretty close then placed it on the glove to test fit it.  I then lightly traced around the edges with a pencil so I would know where to apply the glue.  

I removed the image from the backing paper and you're left with the piece of film that is see-through (great if you're wanting the background to show through.  I placed it over the glue and smoothed it out then left it to dry.

Next I cut up the text block and used pieces of it along the pinky edge of the glove and added a bit to each finger.  After it was all dry I finished it off with all sorts of fun embellishments and here's how it turned out....

A close up of the fingers....

And the entire glove...

Fun huh?
So what do you think of it?
I will have more fun experiments with this film in the coming days.


  1. Lol! Something else for me to check out. Having tried transfers before I think I like this idea. Definitely sounds easy peasy.

    I love the glove. So pretty and feminine. I love how you embellished and the text on the fingers is pure genius. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Well Roni .... you have done it again !!! Fantastic ... I will have to buy me some of that transfer film, sounds so easy and rsults are amazing. Thanks so much for sharing with us xxx

  3. This is fabulous and such a cool way to use that vintage glove! Bravo Roni!! xo

  4. oooo wow! This looks so fun! Love how the product works! Another item to add to my must try list....

  5. Great stuf that film, never haard of it must be on my list.
    Thank you for shopping it, you made it look Sooooo easy!

  6. I have never heard of this film but will keep a look out now. Love the glove it is beautiful

  7. Ok, it seems you weren't alone in not knowing of this film because I'm one too. But now that you share what it is, how it works, and the amazing results you achieve it is now on my list of things I 'need to buy and try'. Thank you so much for sharing!


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