by Anthony Clark
You love it when your children are playing at home, especially in places you can see them, right? I guess that you always buy Perler beads for them to aid them in having a memorial day. Kids mostly find joy while playing with the Perler beads by arranging them and sticking them on pegboards. Kids also like having fun, so they will tend to create images that will increase their joy. Setting the Perler beads on pegboards is essential when it comes to making beautiful views. This event takes kids a lot of time because they will have to pick the beads one by one to create a stunning arrangement.
To limit this fatigue and tiresomeness in sticking the Perler beads on the pegboards by using hands, you should do the ironing. This article will reveal to you the best procedures to take in sticking Perler beads together on a surface.
Prior to looking into the steps, it is worth knowing what these two words mean. You may be wondering what type of beads we are talking about. Don't worry, relax, then continue reading this article.
Perler beads are:
Using an iron is the perfect way to use when sticking Perler beads on mats or pegboards. Know that everything you do must have all that it needs for it to be complete. Put the following in place before you start ironing.
a) Assemble the Perler beads
b) Ironing device:
c) Pegboard or mat:
e) Skills and Accuracy:
f) Work Platform:
You may be wondering about the ways that you can use. There are many methods to apply. They include;
This technique is widespread. Below are what you need to know about this type of paper before looking at the steps.
Procedures to follow:
i. Put the beads on the surface of the pegboard. The pegboard should lie on a flat surface, especially on the works surface. The work surface can either be a table or a bench. Organize the Perler beads on the surface depending on your desirable fashion and pattern.
ii. Heat the Perler beads gently before you cover them with the parchment paper. Now put the parchment paper on Perler beads and adjust the temperature of the iron box to the optimum. The optimum temperature, in this case, is medium.
iii. Take your time as you wait for the temperature to increase. The iron box will achieve the most suitable temperature for the operation. This step only takes a few seconds to complete.
iv. After that, take the hot iron and apply it to the parchment paper. It would be best to press the hot iron gently to heat the beads with a lot of efficiency and accuracy. Remember that pressing the hot iron for too long can harm and cause the burning of the parchment paper. The excess heat can even extend to the beads. So you should apply the hot iron with some intervals of time, usually 10 to 20 seconds. After which, the Perler beads shall connect ultimately.
v. Continue ironing the beads so that they can stick correctly. Remember, quality work is what you want to achieve. So you must take your time and do the necessary for the best results.
vi. The last step is to let the whole thing cool. Take off the Perler beads from the pegboard. The parchment paper will also come out with the Perler beads. After this, you shall have what you were making.
The following are some of the cautions for this method.
i. Do not apply heat on the parchment paper for too long because it can melt when you press the iron for a long time on it; this will ruin everything in the whole process.
ii. The hot iron must not get into contact with the pegboard. The board can quickly burn if it gets into contact with the heart. Be very careful when ironing.
The method follows the same steps as those of parchment paper.
i. First, place the Perler beads on the pegboard and heat safe and gentle. Arrange the beads according to your desired fashion.
ii. Switch on the iron and allow the temperature to be medium
iii. Place the wax paper on the Perler beads and press the hot iron. Do this at regular intervals of time.
iv. Stop ironing and allow the whole thing to cool down for some minutes.
v. Then uncover the wax paper together with the Perler beads to leave the pegboard alone.
With the above steps, you can come up with the most appealing designs of Perler beads for your home decorations and make beautiful images for your kids to use as they play. We hope you got all that you were looking for from this article. That is always our pleasure.
About Anthony Clark
Anthony Clark has always had that wierd passion for digital drawing and printing since he was little. He would just wander around in his parents' house in Phoenix, Arizona; drawing various things with his older digital tablet. Be it just a memory collection or a portay of just about anything: object, parents, school, events, etc. He received his BA in Graphic Design at San Jose State Universiry at the heart of Silicon Valley. Now Mr. Clark is really excited to present his expeirence coupling with some colorful dips to help shape it the future of printing.