Have you ever had a difficult time getting bling or pearls to adhere to freshly inked surfaces on your projects? If so, today's tip is designed with you in mind.
If you are going to apply adhesive backed pearls, gems or rhinestones to your projects that have been inked with pigment ink, heat set your inked surface with your heating tool first. This will ensure that your gems, pearls or rhinestones will adhere completely. Often times the wet pigment ink interferes with the adhesive. Pigment ink takes longer to dry then other types of inks or dyes.
That may be the case with other types of inks as well so it wouldn't hurt to take a moment to always check your inked up images to make sure they are dry before proceeding.
Hope this helps!
Have a great week.