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Tips & Tricks for Lamination and DIY Double-Sided Crepe Paper

Video: Learn how to Laminate

Fusible Bonding Web

For this technique, we use a fusible bonding web. Our favorite brand that we know works well is Stitch Witchery. You can find this at any fabric store or buy it on Amazon in a 2-yard or 5-yard roll.

Other Videos

Learn more about this technique from our original video from 2017, which also covers using one of our metallic crepe paper colors with one of our greens to make a two-toned double-sided crepe paper.

See how we use this technique to make crepe paper orchids in our September Member Make workshop (coming soon).

Lesson Discussion

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18 Comments

  1. Cher Lutz October 5, 2021 at 3:36pm

    Hello Lia!

    Oh my goodness!!! This is SO amazing!!! I cannot wait to try this! Thank you Megan and Lia!

    Cher Lutz

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    1. Lia Griffith October 6, 2021 at 7:58am

      It is such a great trick to get more color options! Be sure to make the Mokara orchid too. It is stunning.

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  2. Helen Paulson September 24, 2021 at 10:38am

    Great tutorial. How long did you leave the heat press on the crepe?

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    1. Lia Griffith September 27, 2021 at 9:38am

      When you click on the Cricut icon it will set the timer for you. 🙂

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  3. Gail Evans September 3, 2021 at 12:41pm

    I have a regular heat press and it worked great at 400 degrees. I drew a chalk mark 3/4″ down on the inside of the bottom crepe paper and then drew 1 1/2″ vertical lines. That way I knew where to put the wires and I could see the chalk lines through the stitch witchery. Now if I can just figure out a way to keep the wires straight.

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    1. Lia Griffith September 3, 2021 at 2:03pm

      Great tip, thank you Gail!

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  4. Deborah Moyes August 29, 2021 at 2:35pm

    I just used Steam a Seam 2 as that is what I use for fused quilts. It works very well!
    Love knowing how to make laminated paper without all the gluey mess and uncontrolled stretchiness.
    Thank you!

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    1. Lia Griffith August 29, 2021 at 6:42pm

      Ooh great suggestion, we’ll have to give that a try! Thanks!

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  5. Patricia " Cheryl Schmitzer August 29, 2021 at 8:10am

    This is amazing I love how you ladies do fabulous beauty. I’ve love and learned so much, Thanks Cheryl

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    1. Lia Griffith August 29, 2021 at 12:34pm

      Thank you!! 🙂

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  6. Amy Schwandes August 28, 2021 at 6:34am

    I have the regular Easy Press and use temp 275 deg F for 10 sec and get a beautiful bond. The middle of each sheet ends up getting overlapped as I move the machine to press for 10 sec on each new area, but I’ve never had an issue of the papers separating at any place where it’s been bonded.

    Is there a benefit to using the higher heat and longer times if I’m having success with my current settings?

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    1. Lia Griffith August 28, 2021 at 7:32am

      Thanks for sharing what works for you, Amy! If those settings work for you then stick with them unless you experience any issues.

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  7. Melanie E August 26, 2021 at 1:29pm

    You two are just the best!

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    1. Lia Griffith August 26, 2021 at 1:55pm

      🙂

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  8. Robin Brigaerts August 25, 2021 at 7:30am

    Loved the video! My first time seeing the Easy Press. Is it useful for other things? Where can one get a ball tool?

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    1. Lia Griffith August 25, 2021 at 7:53am

      Oh yes, we use the Easy Press for all of our iron-on projects. There are a few sizes available, too. Click here for the metal ball tool set!

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  9. Dottie Moore August 21, 2021 at 6:29am

    Such a useful and informative video – I feel much happier about making double sided crepe paper now. Thank you !

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    1. Lia Griffith August 21, 2021 at 7:32am

      I’m so glad it was helpful!

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