DIY sticky mat for paper, fabric, and leather(?)


#1

Based on advice from @jules and others, I finally got around to making a sticky mat for cutting fabric and paper. This is just a 12x12 inch piece of very flat 3/8" ply onto which I sprayed two coats of 505 adhesive

Believe it or not, this piece was cut from a scrap of “grunge” cotton fabric. Weeding took far longer than the actual cut, and is one case where gorilla tape is contraindicated. :wink:


Guess I don’t need to ask santa for that Seklema mat after all…


Maybe I missed something about camera and cut bed veiw
Inconsistent cutting and strange burn pattern
#2

Awesome! (You can refresh the adhesive when it starts to go too…we did it with the digital cutter mats.) :grinning:


#3

Great idea. I recently got a can of the Krylon 7020 repositionable tack spray. I wonder if that will work as well.


#4

It’d be shocked if it didn’t.


#5

Wishing I had seen this possibility before I bought the pricey Seklema mat. Glad it worked out for you!