Modern Surrealist has joined forces with Rowlux® Illusion Film

with the goal of helping this awesome product break into the craft market – and they've invited me and a group of other Designers to share some great ways that you can use Rowlux in your crafting!

This revolutionary material has been utilized in award winning point of purchase displays, packaging, signage, artwork, footwear, lighting, interior design, retail display fixtures and beyond. Our new frontier is the craft industry! There's absolutely nothing like it on the market, and I personally believe without a doubt that Rowlux® Illusion Film is THE future of crafts!

Rowlux® Illusion Film is made in the USA and comes in a diverse range of spectacular eye-catching colors and patterns.  These durable, translucent, 12″ x 12″ polycarbonate sheets add instant pizzazz to craft projects, seasonal accents, party decorations, scrapbooks, greeting cards, jewelry, furniture, frames, gifts, favors, accessories, art and DIY home decor projects. Easily cut with scissors, Rowlux® is also the perfect material for scoring, folding, embossing and die cutting. The creative possibilities are endless. This innovative and inspiring new craft material manipulates light to create dazzling visual effects. The illusion of depth and motion is the result of thousands of tiny parabolic lenses that are molded into the surface of both sides of the material. These lenses create a pattern of light reflection and refraction resulting in stunningly brilliant optical effects.

To instantly add “POP” and “WOW” to your projects, just add Rowlux®!For special promotions, giveaways and to keep up to date on the exciting Rowlux® Illusion Film craft revolution, be sure to:

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So now, for a couple projects!!! One of the things I was so surprised about, when I finally started working with Rowlux® Illusion Film, is how easy it is to cut. The flexible material can be cut with a standard paper trimmer and so much more:

  • Cut it with a Diecutting machine, like a Sizzix Big Shot
  • EMBOSS it with embossing folders, such as the Sizzix, Darice, or Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts folders
  • Punch it with a standard paper punch – yes, you can even punch borders on it!
  • Sew through it with a sewing machine — it works beautifully!

In addition, the film can be stamped with Pigment, Solvent, or Chalk Blended Inks to add an extra design on top of the “illusion” pattern.

Can you tell I had fun trying to see all the things Rowlux® Illusion Film can do? And I know I am not done discovering all the possiblities! For us scrapbookers, one of the best things is that it will “stick” with most basic adhesive. Tape runners work great on Rowlux® Illusion Film!


This first project is a card that features Rowlux® Illusion Film as if it were a piece of paper — why not? The film has such great reflective qualities that it makes a great card front, especially when embossed and then inked to bring out the detail. Check out this video to see how I made the card, start to finish, and how to dry emboss Rowlux® Illusion Film with a Sizzix Big Shot Machine:

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Next, I wanted to capitalize on the reflective nature of the film by creating a summer cuff bracelet. Out in the sun, this bracelet will catch the light and be reflective – a sure attention-getter!



And Rowlux® Illusion Film is the star that makes it all happen. The Rowlux® Illusion Film is sewn to a strip of wool felt to make the cuff comfortable to wear.


Here's how to create this cuff:

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And, check out these two scrapbook pages to see how to use Rowlux® Illusion Film in scrapbooking!



Are you inspired to create with Rowlux® Illusion Film? Ready to get your hands on some and get your craft on?! Then head on over to the Modern Surrealist blog to continue on the hop!

What would you create with this film? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by today :)



Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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17 thoughts on “Rowlux Illusion Flim – Designer BLOG HOP!!

  1. I would like to try making Origamic Architecture popup cards with this material. I think it would look awesome.

    Posted on July 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm
  2. Okay, no clue at all about what I would do with this just yet, but I bet I could figure out something pretty cool!

    Posted on July 15, 2013 at 5:59 pm
  3. Whew! I finally got here! After I said I commented, I didn’t want to make a liar out of myself……….it was a struggle!
    But I’m persistant!
    First I had to look this stuff up on google!
    Journals, I can see a card or 2; and I’d definately try it for Iris Folding!

    Posted on July 15, 2013 at 6:29 pm
  4. Looks great for scrapbooking!! Beautiful projects!

    Posted on July 15, 2013 at 6:33 pm
  5. Would love to use it on my cards, should look awesome :) Thanks for the chance.

    Posted on July 15, 2013 at 7:43 pm
  6. I’m not sure but I love the card and scrapbook pages.

    Posted on July 15, 2013 at 7:46 pm
  7. stunnng projects – and a great use of this product, thanks for all the tips on what you tried on this product, I can’t wait to play with it more myself.

    Posted on July 15, 2013 at 7:57 pm
  8. Oh my gosh. So cool. Probably would try some flowers!

    Posted on July 15, 2013 at 9:15 pm
  9. great projects! I need to try sewing thru it.

    Posted on July 16, 2013 at 8:06 am
  10. I would have so much fun making hair accessories, creating embellishments for cards and altered projects, and using it for backgrounds for my art projects.

    Posted on July 16, 2013 at 8:18 am
  11. I would incorporate the film on card and layouts.

    Posted on July 16, 2013 at 8:50 am
  12. OMG! That looks SOOOOOOO cool!!!!! I can’t wait to try some out! I think I would be using this on cards, scrapbook layouts, hair bows… Who knows!!!!! It looks like a REALLY cool product and I can’t WAIT to try it!

    Posted on July 16, 2013 at 9:05 am
  13. I would create an awesome mini album for my baby that is coming in the next weeks =D

    Posted on July 16, 2013 at 9:59 am
  14. very cool new material. thanks for sharing.

    Posted on July 16, 2013 at 10:14 am
  15. Gorgeous and brilliant project Jennifer!!! I would make mini laterns to dangle from my kids ceiling and a mini album would be in there somewhere to!

    Posted on July 17, 2013 at 12:42 pm
  16. Jennifer you really are a total craft master! We appreciate your thoughtful designs and creativity! Can’t wait to see what you make next!!!

    Posted on July 29, 2013 at 2:57 pm