URGENT NOW - NEED HELP WITH CLEAR CONTACT PAPER - REMOVING BACKINGcomments (3) February 16th, 2010
I found a "recipe" to make scratch offs and decided to do this for my son's Valentine cards. When I tested it and found it to work perfectly, I was so excited. They are like lotto tickets, called Lucky Lotto. I printed them using Print Shop making different borders and using different fonts for variety. In one area I typed little Valentine sayings -- Be Mine, Hug Me, etc. The scratch off comes into play here. Using clear contact paper, you paint the top with a mixture of metallic acrylic paint and dishwasher soap. I used an 18" sheet of contact paper and adhered it to the table at the corners with sticky tacky (whatever its called). You paint 3 layers letting it dry between each layer. I cut heart shapes out of the contact paper and now I'm ready to adhere them to the cards. The problem is I can't get the backing separated from the sticky side! I've tried an x-acto knife, didn't work. I tried the Cricut spatula tool, that didn't work. I tried folding a small section hoping the light crease would help separate the layers, that didn't work. Any suggestions on how to get the backing off the contact paper?!?!?! I need these done to take to school in about FOUR hours! HELP!!