Monday, 30 June 2014

Foiled again! - my second experiment in foiling

Every month I receive a gorgeous bunch of flowers through the post - I have a year's subscription to Bloom and Wild. The flowers come beautifully packaged and tied together with ribbon. I always undo the ribbon very carefully and add it to my bulging "useful stuff" bag.

This month's ribbon was a gorgeous coppery brown colour that was an excellent match for a coppery brown foil that came in my Design Team goodies from Foil Play so I thought it was an excellent opportunity to have another play with my foils.

I stamped the bare branched tree (I'm sorry, this is an old unmounted stamp and I don't remember the manufacturer but several brands make similar ones) then made tiny dots and squiggles over the image with a Tonertex pen, allowed it to dry and applied a matte gold foil.  Then I added more dots and squiggles and foiled with metallic copper. Finally I added just a few highlights with metallic gold foil.

A close up shows off the metallic finish the foils create

 
I mounted it onto a pearlescent brown card, and attached it to a panel on the front of a larger card, finishing the panel with my recycled (or should that be upcycled, I can never tell the difference?) ribbon and a few pieces of candi.
 


 
I'm joining in with this week's Less Is More challenge - Use a recycled item

8 comments:

  1. What a stunning card, Jane - and beautifully co-ordinated embellishments too :D

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  2. Wow! That is so beautiful Jane. I was playing with trees yesterday - never thought to do the foiling though!
    Bev x

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  3. Never had a go at using foils, looks as though it might have taken you some time Jane! Stef

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    1. Because the glue for each layer of colour has to dry before applying the foil, it took me an afternoon - but each step only took a few minutes, then I set it aside to dry while working on other projects (that sounds awfully grand, actually I had my nose stuck in a book). The total time spent on the glueing and foiling must have been less than 15 minutes

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  4. Great idea and technique Jane
    thanks so much for taking part
    Sarah
    Less is More

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  5. This is tremendous Jane... superb technique!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  6. Jane this is tree-mendous, love all the foiling, gorgeous effect!
    Thanks for joining the Less is More Challenge this week
    Anne
    LIM Designer

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