Cutting and Gluing Lacy's Stiff Stuff

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Follow these tips for using Lacy’s Stiff Stuff with flat-back stones or other objects that you want to adhere before embroidering.
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Tip 1Coloring the Lacy's Stiff Stuff is optional, but it will help the beads being sewn on to the Lacy's Stiff Stuff blend with the background.
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Step 1

You will need Lacy's Stiff Stuff, E6000, punch or scissors, a sew-on stone, pencil and permanent marker.

Step 2

Use a punch or scissors to cut out the desired shape of the Lacy's Stiff Stuff. We used a 1 1/4" circle punch.

Step 3

You have now punched out a circle with the punch.

Step 4

Place the sew-on stone in the desired position and trace around the stone with a pencil.

Step 5

Use a pencil and trace out a pattern on the Lacy's Stiff Stuff. This pattern will indicate the areas being covered with beads.

Step 6

To help make the Lacy's Stiff Stuff blend with the beads being sewn on we colored it with a permanent marker. For this example we used a dark gray permanent marker for the outside circle.

Step 7

Let the ink dry for 10 minutes.

Step 8

To help make the Lacy's Stiff Stuff blend with the beads being sewn on we colored it with a permanent marker. For this example we used a black permanent marker for the inner circle.

Step 9

Let the ink dry for 10 minutes.

Step 10

Pour out a small amount of E6000 onto a piece of paper.

Step 11

Use a toothpick to apply the E6000 to the Lacy's Stiff Stuff.

Step 12

Place the stone on the Lacy's Stiff Stuff. Line the stone up in the traced area from step 4 and press down. Allow the E6000 to dry for 20 minutes.

Step 13

Congratulations! You now have a piece of Lacy's that is ready for bead embroidery refer to our Bead Embroidery Technique to learn how.

         

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