, often used in crafting and decorative applications, typically has a heat-activated adhesive on one side. This adhesive is designed to bond the foil to various surfaces when heat is applied. The process involves using a heat source, such as a hot foil stamping machine, a laminator, or even a household iron, to activate the adhesive and transfer the foil onto the desired surface.
Here's a general overview of how the process works:
Prepare the surface: Ensure that the surface you want to decorate or embellish is clean and smooth. This could be paper, cardstock, fabric, or other suitable materials.
Cut the foil: Cut the pearl foil to the desired size and shape. Make sure it covers the area you want to decorate.
Position the foil: Place the pearl foil with the adhesive side facing down onto the surface you wish to embellish. Ensure it is centered and aligned correctly.
Apply heat: Use a heat source, such as a hot foil stamping machine or an iron set to an appropriate temperature, to apply even heat and pressure to the foil. The heat activates the adhesive on the back of the foil, causing it to bond with the surface.
Allow to cool: After applying heat and pressure for a few seconds, carefully lift the foil sheet away from the surface. The foil should now be transferred onto the surface, leaving behind a shiny and decorative design.
Finish and embellish: You can further embellish your design by adding additional layers of foil or other decorative elements if desired.
This process is commonly used in various crafts, including card making, scrapbooking, and art projects, to add a metallic or shiny finish to designs. The heat-activated adhesive on the back of the pearl foil allows for precise and controlled application, resulting in attractive and eye-catching decorations.