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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.
Lacy's Stiff Stuff™
Sew-on Stone or Flat Backed Stone
Beading Scissors 1-1/4 in. Blade
1 1/4 inch Circle Punch
Coloring 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.
You will need Lacy's Stiff Stuff, E6000, punch or scissors, a sew-on stone, pencil and permanent marker.
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.
You have now punched out a circle with the punch.
Place the sew-on stone in the desired position and trace around the stone with a pencil.
Use a pencil and trace out a pattern on the Lacy's Stiff Stuff. This pattern will indicate the areas being covered with beads.
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.
Let the ink dry for 10 minutes.
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.
Pour out a small amount of E6000 onto a piece of paper.
Use a toothpick to apply the E6000 to the Lacy's Stiff Stuff.
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.
Congratulations! You now have a piece of Lacy's that is ready for bead embroidery refer to our Bead Embroidery Technique to learn how.