Username Post: Felt Fusion Ribbon        (Topic#1499145)
ghall
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  • ghall on 03-21-09 06:41 PM

Does anybody have any advise or techniques for using Queen & Co. Felt Fusion Ribbon? I have some in almost every color because I thought it was such a cool thing when it came out. However, the couple of times I have tried to use is, I end up with the biggest mess. The kind I have is all swirly, & it ends up hooking onto itself as I try to stick it down. What am I doing wrong???


 
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In response to ghall

the best thing to so is only tear off a little bit of the backing at a time and try to stick it down as you remove the backing. if you try to remove the entire pice of backing and then try to stick it down it really is a big ole mess.


 
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I completely agree...I love the way this looks...but it can be tricky..I read on another board to put it in the freezer for about 5 min..this seems to help a bit and I also do the same with only pulling the backing back a little at a time, I go slow and it takes a while...but turns out great in the end...hth


 
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oh yeah...also, I have had good luck cutting it apart and making smaller embellies with it and is much easier to handle then as well


 
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I just peel off a little backing at a time and stick it down as I go. Makes it so much easier.


 
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  • cidscraps Said:
I completely agree...I love the way this looks...but it can be tricky..I read on another board to put it in the freezer for about 5 min..this seems to help a bit and I also do the same with only pulling the backing back a little at a time, I go slow and it takes a while...but turns out great in the end...hth



I'll have to try the freezer thing b/c I am not using it b/c it's such a pain!!! Thanks for the tip!


 
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I got some a while back and haven't used it - I'm glad to find out that it can be difficult prior to trying to use it!! thanks!


 
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ditto to this idea, it's insane how sticky it is otherwise!


 
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Wow...awesome advice. I will definitely do that the next time I use my felt borders.

Hugs, Josie


 
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  • ghall on 03-26-09 06:36 PM
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I tried it again tonight, just going very slowly. It turned out better, but I still ended up with one side higher than the other side. Its hard to keep it going straight with all of those curliques. When you're busy worrying about the curls sticking to each other, you forget to watch where you are going!


 
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draw a line with pencil first and line it up with that. I used it on this layout



For this one since it was so close to the bottom that I wanted it, I lined up my ruler with the bottom edge of the paper, to give me a closer reference of what straight was. Also use everyone elses tip of peeling off the backing slowly.


 
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  • ghall on 03-27-09 10:23 AM
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I thought of that after I finished. I really didn't expect it to end up going uphill!


 
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