Sunday, January 18, 2009

Getting Pinned...The Sticky-Back Pinback Technique

Making a pin is usually quick and easy if you use a peel and stick pinback. The only problem is that it might just as easily peel off. Losing a handmade piece of art is a very unhappy occurrence. There's got to be a better way...Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky-Back Canvas

to the rescue.

1. Lay your Sticky-Back Canvas onto your work surface paper side up and trace around it.

2. Cut about 1/4" inside the traced line.

3. Peel the backing off and set aside to use later.

4. place the Sticky-Back canvas sticky side down onto an Inkssentials Craft Sheet


5. Paint or decorate the Sticky-Back Canvas. She Painted it with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paint

in Charcoal black. She used Claudine Hellmuth Studio Artist Brushes

they have endured a lot of abuse and still work wonderfully!

6. She also splattered with an old toothbrush using Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paint in Blank Canvas. After the paint dries, carefully peel the piece up and place the backing onto the Sticky-Back and use your nail or scissors to clean up the excess paint.

7. Place the appropriate size pinback onto the paper side of the Sticky-Back. Use a pencil to mark the areas to cut away to push the pinback through.

8. Place the Sticky-Back on a cutting pad (she used cork board). Cut the small rectangles with a craft knife.

9. Peel the paper backing off and push the pinback through the slits.

10. Place onto the back of the piece. Burnish with a Paper Creaser


11. To protect the paint, brush on a coat or two of Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium

in the matte finish. Let dry thoroughly.

She used a polymer piece for this demo but you can use a a variety of mediums to make your pins...plastic, small collage pieces, Memory Framed Pieces


(Ultra Thick Embossing Powder melted and poured into a mold)Pieces, Grungeboard...the list is endless.