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


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

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

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

    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

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

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

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


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