Monday, July 15, 2013

Rowlux® Illusion Film Blog Hop

Hello Fellow crafters!!! Welcome to the Rowlux® Illusion Film Designer Blog Hop It is that time again to to showcase another fabulous project I created. This months products I will be working with is called Rowlux® Illusion Film. I have had a blast working with this product and I bring to you an innovative ideas with tips on how to craft with this medium.

Here is the project I created: The Illusion Film Rose

Be sure to watch the tutorial video I created showing you how to make this beautiful Embossed Rose. But first lets learn a little about this revolutionary material.

Rowlux® Illusion Film has been utilized in award winning point of purchase displays, packaging, signage, artwork, footwear, lighting, interior design, retail display fixtures and beyond. Our new frontier is the craft industry! There's absolutely nothing like it on the market, and I personally believe without a doubt that Rowlux® Illusion Film is THE future of crafts! 

Helpful Hints for Crafting with Rowlux®

Adhesives: The optical effects are diminished when the product gets wet, therefore the ideal method for adhering translucent Rowlux® is with a light coating of spray mount. This works very well when you are applying flat pieces to flat surfaces. Liquid adhesives and resins will fill the lenses and diminish the optical effects.
If you wish to manipulate the material and create a stronger bond than can be accomplished with spray mount, I recommend hot glue. Just be sure to glue strategically in spots that are hidden, such as in the back or on corners, since the liquid nature of hot glue will diminish the optical effects and the glue will be visible due to the transliucent nature of the material. You can always cover any areas where the glue shows and effects are diminished with a button, gem or other embellishment.

Tools: Rowlux® can easily be cut and scored with paper trimmers. Scissors, Sizzix® steel rule dies, Sizzix® embossing folders and Sizzix® Scoreboards (which cut and score) by Eileen Hull also work well. Rowlux® can be manually bent, rolled and folded and is also great for flatwork.
If you come up with inspiring new ideas, techniques and methods for working with Rowlux®, we invite you to share

Rowlux® Illusion Film is made in the USA and comes in a diverse range of spectacular eye-catching colors and patterns.  These durable, translucent, 12" x 12" polycarbonate sheets add instant pizzazz to craft projects, seasonal accents, party decorations, scrapbooks, greeting cards, jewelry, furniture, frames, gifts, favors, accessories, art and DIY home decor projects. Easily cut with scissors, Rowlux® is also the perfect material for scoring, folding, embossing and die cutting. The creative possibilities are endless. This innovative and inspiring new craft material manipulates light to create dazzling visual effects. The illusion of depth and motion is the result of thousands of tiny parabolic lenses that are molded into the surface of both sides of the material. These lenses create a pattern of light reflection and refraction resulting in stunningly brilliant optical effects.
To instantly add "POP" and "WOW" to your projects, just add Rowlux®!
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Check out the Rowlux® Illusion Film Designer Blog Hop HERE! and see the other designers fabulous designs and concepts using the Rowlux® Illusion Film.

Your Professional Crafting Educator and Designer 

Angela Holt