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Topic: Silkscreening extreme: Metal Foil Madness!!!  (Read 2504 times)
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« on: June 02, 2007 10:45:32 AM »

So i ordered that "super special leaf metal screenprinting set" cause i thought i'd order some very hard to get glue and special textile metal foil used by the industry....

Noticed the smell of the glue that was included and watched it dry...
Noticed that leaf metal foil you iron on the dried, silkscreened glue...

and got to the conclusion that: *drumroll*

- you can silkscreen that Uhu Textile Glue (it has a consistence like screenprinting colors, acts like that hotglue on the back of fusible interfacing after drying and it looks like wood glue, so you might try any textile glue that matches this description you'll find  Wink )

- those nifty metal transfer foils really survive 40 easy-care washing! (washing in delicates program was recommended) Shocked

- you can even print thin line stuff (durability depending on the leaf metal foil and the amount of glue, i tried a few from different vendors) with that! all washing-proof! (excess leaf metal disappears after washing)


Now for some bling-bling ginkgo foliage:

And some detail of shameless label whoring: Roll Eyes

...why buy it when you can make it yourself?
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2007 01:55:51 PM »

that looks great!
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2007 02:48:00 PM »


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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2007 05:43:50 PM »

this looks amazing.
but i'm a little confused.
what sort of technique did you use?

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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2007 04:50:51 AM »

just used textile glue (UHU brand) instead of screenprinting ink, waited 'til the glue was almost dried.

Then i gently rubbed the foil on the glue-print, put baking paper over it and ironed it about 20 seconds at silk setting. Pressed firmly with the edge of the iron, let it cool and pulled the foil off in a 180 angle. Done!  Smiley

That's the foil i've used (i think their glue also might work, but i've used UHU textile glue), there are several vendors but i found those work best.

and this picture shows how the transfer foil is (usually) used:

If you can't get those transfer foils it might also work with leaf metal, but i haven't tried that yet... Undecided

Btw, holographic metal foils tend to appear matte-silver after ironing. They just shimmer a bit like the back of a CD then, but still look interesting.

...why buy it when you can make it yourself?
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2007 03:15:18 AM »

Wow! That's sweet.  Thanks for the tutorial  Smiley
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2007 06:54:19 PM »

whoa, that's awesome!
nice job.

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