Streuter is a company local to me. I discovered them through this wonderful girl...
Bernie Berlin, artist extraordinaire
and animal rescuer beyond imagination
Here's a photo Bernie got of me at my easel...
There were two things I really loved about this product. First, there was no down time while waiting for it to dry like there is with gel medium. You heat it, it cools right away, and that's it. All done. Also, I like to use a lot of old papers in my work. I find that when I use old papers and gel medium the papers sort of suck of the medium causing faulty adherence. If I am trying to glue down a whole page from a book, for instance, with gel medium, I have to glue in sections. Otherwise, I end up with bubbles underneath that are not adhered.
But with Streuter's adhesive film I just ironed the pages completely flat to my substrate in seconds. It really rocked! Seriously. I'll be using it again.
The other product I worked with was their glue foil. It is a sheet of metal foil that has the adhesive film on the back. So you can cut your shapes out of foil, iron them one, and you are done. In the above photo I used aluminum over cardboard to create the blocks along both sides of the piece.
Over at the F&W booth Ruth and I made jewelry for an hour.
We also mugged for the camera quite a bit.
Sweet Kristen took these wacky pictures of us.
We brought some of the jewelry from the book.
And did demos of some of the projects. We met some awesome jewelry enthusiasts from Germany, Australia, and the US. It was lovely to meet them all.
And here we are trying to behave ourselves with all these fabulous F&W authors.
L to R: Me (Kelly) Tonia Davenport, Alisa Burke, Traci Bautista, and Ruth