Monday, July 15, 2013

Designer Craft Connection Product Challenge - Rowlux Illusion Film

Another opportunity was presented, when designer Marisa Pawlko offered the the group the chance to work with Rowlux® Illusion Film.  It is an interesting material that looks like it could rightly have many creative applications.  I received a very nice selection of sheets of lovely colors and cool patterns.

Here are my contributions to ideas using Rowlux® Illusion Film.  I immediately went to my Sizzix dies and cutting system to see how the sheets would cut.  The frame was made using a Scoreboard die and cut from a yellow gold sheet of film.  I also cut a corresponding frame from a yellow piece of card stock to back the front opening and to hold a photo.  Embellishments for the frame were also die cut using other colors and patterns of the film. I was able to fold and shape the film pieces. The frame was held together using a thin strip of redline double-sided tape.  The same tape was used to hold the "rick-rack" strips to the front by placing small pieces only on the ends.  I found that I could take short clips of Therm O Web Zips™ Clear Adhesive Lines and roll them to form a tight circle to connect the layers of the die-cut shapes of film together.

Back of pendant to attach a cord 
Another piece was made once again using dies and cutting flower layers and leaves to form a pendant to fashion into a necklace.  Again I was able to fold and shape the flower layers to make them dimensional.

This is an interesting material to work with.  I will be experimenting more with the remaining sheets, various adhesives, techniques of cutting and layering and manipulating the film pieces.

This blog hop has over 20 participants and I'm truly looking forward to seeing all the varied ideas from each designer.  There is a giveaway where you can enter to win a 6 pack of Rowlux® Illusion Film of your choice. Go to: BLOG.MODERNSURREALIST.COM - click on "Rafflecopter giveaway to enter.  So let's all get hopping!

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Here is information about Rowlux Illusion Film:
This revolutionary material 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! 
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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  1. beautiful, great use of this new product!!

  2. Your project is absolutely gorgeous! And I love the flower! Thank you for sharing your creative ideas!

  3. Works out great with the dies. Lovely frame