Saturday, April 19, 2014

Stumbled upon a deal....Teflon Sheets


A while back I had a student-Bonnie share with me this great Teflon sheet to use instead of a safety release sheet between my tack iron and the coated collage papers. But I didn't have good results at first...well I cranked up the dial on the Tack iron to about 4 and the heat seem to be transferring through the Teflon sheet nicely. 



Then yesterday I had to do some shopping our the local Whole Foods and there hanging in the isle was this packages that looked just  like the Teflon sheet Bonnie gave me.  ($5.99 for a 13 x 17 inch sheet) 


Came home and examined it to the stuff I had purchased on line from Etsy and it's the same things...so what I want to do is share this great deal...though the Avery label sheet that are left over from using your address labels works this is much nicer as it bendable and doesn't tear and can take some abuse and paint or stuff gets on it and you can wipe it right off...Love it. 

                             This image is the Silicone paper used for dry mounting procedure....showing this just so you can see what I've been using but I will now change to the Teflon sheet....these sheets are sold in the cooking section of the food store you use it to line you baking sheets....or....for collaging with a tack iron.....in my case. 

8 comments:

  1. I have found that parchment baking paper works well as release paper, too. It's very cheap and comes on a big roll. Give it a try.

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    1. Thanks for that tip. I'm just starting to think about this process. I have a tack iron already, and I have parchment paper. Is polymer medium the same as acrylic medium, gloss or matte?

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    2. Thanks for that tip. I'm just starting to think about this process. I have a tack iron already, and I have parchment paper. Is polymer medium the same as acrylic medium, gloss or matte?

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    3. Thanks for that tip. I'm just starting to think about this process. I have a tack iron already, and I have parchment paper. Is polymer medium the same as acrylic medium, gloss or matte?

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    4. Hi Francine, The baking parchment paper may work for awhile but I've had it burn on me and stick on the paper...I use the Left over sheet from Avery address labels. One side has silicone and the other side now...silicone side goes toward the collage papers. And I just found that Baking sheet...those are Teflon..work great.

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  2. What brand of tack iron do you recommend ?

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    1. Horizon Hobby- Hanger 9

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