Friday, September 29, 2017

PaperArtsy #13 Metallics

Happy Friday to You!!!!  I'm thrilled to be back on the PaperArtsy Blog today for their 13th Topic of the Year - Metallics.  You can find the opening post for this topic HERE and my post is HERE (be sure to check out that post First and then come back to read this post for further information).  

My focus for the metallic topic is foil and just some of the ways to add it to our projects.  This first card is using the foil along with regular embossing powder (I first saw Wendy Vecchi do this).  What worked well for me was to heat the embossing powder as normal and then go back to gently reheat some areas.  While still hot/warm, you can press on the foil, pull off the release sheet and some foil will stick to the embossing powder.  This works great if you want random areas of foil or just part of an image foiled.  

I used PaperArtsy Heavy Smoothy card.  I love the weight of this paper and the smooth white surface.  I put a few drops of Limelight paint onto my craft sheet and then used a brayer to put it on my paper.  I wasn't going for full coverage.

I used a stencil brush to add more Limelight through the Lin Brown Stencil, PS044.

The distressed lines from Lin's stamp set ELB29 were stamped with Embossing Ink and embossed with Red Geranium Powder.

Next I reheated some of the image, placed the foil on **Always shiny, colored side up**, rubbed, and lifted the sheet back off.

I did the same thing with the leaf branch using Fern Green Powder.  When I reheated I went up the center of the branch. The branch was then cut out and layered over the red lines.  

I again used the Heavy Smoothy to create the folded card and added Hyde Park paint around the edges. 

Before attaching the main panel to the card I decided it needed a bit more so I used the Embossing Ink Pad along the top and bottom, embossed with Red Geranium, and added gold foil on some areas.  I also added some "controlled" splatter in the top right and bottom left corners using London Bus Paint and a tool I got many a years ago - a piece of wood with some plastic meshy stuff on it.  The words are from Lin's set ELB12 and stamped with Archival Ink Jet Black.

Another way to add foil is with a heat laminator.

I began by brayering on Vanilla and Caramel paint.  

Next I put Golden's Heavy Gel Gloss through the large flower on Lin's stencil PS005.  I decided not to smooth it out but to leave it textured.  This was an experiment as I'd always leveled the gel before if I was foiling.

The Gel has to be left to dry completely so I left it until the next day.  Cut a piece of foil large enough to cover the paper and you need a piece of parchment paper to fold and be able to put your card and the foil inside.

While you are getting things ready, you can turn on the laminator and let it heat up.  For my laminator that only takes about 10 minutes.  You then feed your "sandwich" into the machine.

And the machine automaticly takes it through and out the other side.

Open the parchment paper and this is what you see.

And here I'm peeling off the release sheet.

There were some spots where the highs and lows of the textured gel didn't allow the foil to press into the low spots.. also some spots where there was stray gel because I often seem to have trouble lifting the stencil if there is lots of medium.  It actually gave a really cool distressed look to the image. 

But I wanted you to also see how elegant it can look so I started another piece.  Again I brayered on the same colors but also added some stenciling with the Vanilla paint and the same image.  I added the Heavy Gel spreading it even and mostly smooth.  Again it needed to dry completely before foiling.

Besides foiling gloss gel with a heat laminator you can also foil anything printed with a laser printer.  Wouldn't it be cool to do your own drawing, make a copy with a laser printer and then foil it.  Or how about lettering.  Way cool!!!

For the distressed flower card I added a little Treasure Gold Florentine around the edges and then stitched around also.  Noel is from Lin's set ELB11.  It was stamped with Distress Oxide Ink Peeled Paint, cut out, layered to red cardstock, Wink of Stella Glitter Clear brushed on the edge and then layered to the card with foam tape. 

Another way to add foil is with double sided tape.  You can find the tape in different widths.  I put the tape on the card, peeled off the liner, laid the foil on, rubbed and peeled up the liner.  

Noel was stamped with Archival Ink Emerald Green.

Finally you can use Sticky Embossing Powder to add foil.  This works great if you want to foil a complete image.  

I stamped the image from Lin's set ELB10 with Embossing Ink, covered it with the sticky powder which works just like regular embossing powder, tapped off the excess and then heated it.  The important thing to remember when using Sticky powder is not to overheat it - as soon as it turn clear move on.  If you heat it too much you will dry out the adhesive and it won't work.  Also do NOT touch the adhesive before foiling (or adding glitter or whatever).

Place the foil over the image, rub well, and peel up the liner.  If any spots aren't foiled, press a fresh spot of foil in that spot.

This picture was taken under an Ott Light and you can really see the holographic look of the foil that is harder to see in my other pictures.

I water colored the trees using Distress Oxide Peeled Paint Ink and a water brush.  The edges of the tag are inked with Distress Oxide Candied Apple and some Candied Apple splattered on.  Merry Christmas from Lin's set ELB11 is stamped with black ink on a scrap of Kraft Card, cut out, Candied Apple run along the edge, and attached to the tag with foam tape.  Made a bow and tied it by the hole. 

1 comment:

craftytrog said...

Great techniques and wonderful, Christmassy projects Wanda!
Have a lovely weekend!
Alison xx