Friday, February 22, 2019

Foiling

Hi everyone.  I broke down and bought a laminator.  :)  I was on the fence about it for a while, but I'm glad I went ahead.  Had a play day a couple of days ago with Christine, Susan and Trina.  One of the things we did was play with Christine's laminator and we figured out what way works best for us.  We watched a few videos, and in the end we tried the gel transfer, heat and stick powder, and white embossing powder.  The gel transfer was the only way we got consistently good coverage.  And we used a carrier sheet (piece of copy paper folded in half) to get it smoothly through the machine. 

I had a snippet of black brushos background in my stash.  Over top, I stenciled speckles using the gel transfer medium and palette knife.  It had to dry clear before I could add my foil (about 1/2 hour as I put a thin coating on).  I added copper foiling which I think worked perfectly.  Also die-cut the leaf sprig and using double sided adhesive.  Added the copper foil over top.  The shine from the foiling is incredible!

Here's a close-up ...
My friend Mac (Sweetest of Peas) is Guest Designing this month at The Male Room, so I wanted to play along.  I do make a fair amount of masculine cards so need to check out this challenge more often! :)

Since I used snippets for my brusho panel and a snippet for the die-cut leaf, I'm heading over for a visit to the Playground.  Haven't been there for a while.  I hope they remember me! :)






Paper: Mixed Medida (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Black Brushos
Accessories & Tools:  meadow leaf die (Poppy Stamps), Copper foil sheets (decofoil), gel transfer medium (decofoil); Speckles stencil (Kaiser), palette knife

Challenges:
The Male Room #105 - Anything Goes:optional twist - no patterned paper
Snippets Playground #346


30 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

this is so pretty, Loll - the copper is fantastic with that background - have never tried gel medium - thx for mentioning it

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! Stunning.
Faith

Nancy Stislow said...

Wow, gorgeous results! We have tried this but had not luck with it. Yours is incredibly beautiful! Not sure I tried the transfer gel but since I have some you inspired me to try again. Thank for that!

Susan said...

It's beautiful, Loll - wonderful rich colours in the foil and in the brushos background. And a perfect masculine card with that black card base.

Christine Alexander said...

wow, gorgeous Loll, matching the gold with the black bruhos is stunning :)

Bonnie said...

WOW! What wonderful shine and I love the Brusho background with the black border that really makes that gold stand out!

Maria said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning!!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, Yes...the copper foiling is AMAZING, Loll! It's exactly what this panel needed...Your card is absolutely stunning! I also love that you mounted your panel on black, too...it really pops!

Thanks so much for sharing your tips about which products work best...I am also on the fence about buying a laminator, and after seeing your results, I think I may become hooked on using it :)

Annie said...

That is stunning, Loll. I’ve not tried transfer gel but now really want to give it a go.
Please could you advise me if you foil the leaf separately and adhere it at the end?
Thanks, Loll.

papierelle said...

That's amazing. My husband also have a laminator, but I haven't enough time for experiments. Pity!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ok Loll, you’ve me hooked on this technique!
I already own a laminator as needed one for its own purpose, and so think the cosmic shimmer tacky glue made to use with Gilding flakes will work for spatter and double sided tape for the die cut.... that really sounds like a plan to try this!!!
Thanks for sharing, don’t worry your “been away” note to Miss will explain your absence just fine,and we’ll never forget your smile 😃
Happy snippets Loll... of the gilded variety!
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Linda said...

This is gorgeous Loll, the foiling looks amazing against that background.
I haven't done much foiling, one of my Sweet Poppy team mates does amazing foiled stencil designs using the Glossy Black stencil paste and a laminator, which I keep saying I must get around to trying. I actually bought the Crafters Companion foiling machine just before Christmas but as yet I haven't had much success with it ..... I have only used it once or twice though. Too much to do and not enough time to do it!!
Have a lovely weekend my friend xx

Mac Mable said...

HI Loll...Thank you so much for the shout out my friend x.
Such a striking card, with a wonderfully atmospheric brusho background. The copper foil is the perfect combination with the brusho powder and Wow does it just pop off the screen. Love the two different techniques of adding the foil. A very striking, unique and fabulous masculine card x.

Brenda in IN said...

This is just beautiful. The brusho background made a gorgeous sky and the copper foil just shines against it. Thanks for saying how long to leave the transfer gel before adding foil.

Marcia HIll said...

Your card is amazing Loll and I can't believe how beautifully you captured the shine of the copper in the one photo! I have a couple rolls of foil that I've had for years (can't remember why I even bought it now!!), so I guess I'm going to have to buy a laminator now after seeing your lovely cards!! Thanks for sharing and enabling my friend!! :0)

Darnell said...

Beautiful foiling on that black Brusho background, Lolly! I can just hear the oohs and aahs happening that day!! Hugs, Dolly

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is simply gorgeous, Loll! The combination of the copper foiling and the black brusho background is so striking and effective. Thank you for showing two ways of adding the foil. I can't wait to try this!
Hideko xx

Di said...

Hi Loll! How fabulous that you came to play in the Playground! Your card is just totally fabulous - so rich and I adore that shine.

Come back soon!

Hugs

Di xx

Maura R said...

Wow, wow, wow!! This is exquisite, Loll! So rich and eye-catching!!

Brenda said...

Wow Loll, what a stunner! I have been wanting a laminator for a while now to do foil techniques. Looks like I want one even more. lol It will be a while though. I am loving your card, it is so stunning, so vivid is that shinny gold/copper color. Your brusho background is amazing! I was just looking at the black brusho on Amazon and loved it. Love it even more now that I see it on your card! So on my wish list it went. Now if I could just get Bret to shop off my wish list. lol Amazing card my friend! Hugs, Brenda

BożenA said...

This is one of the most beautiful cards I've seen lately. Great contrast and amazing background for your golden twig. Thank you for sharing this miracle with us. I love this card.
You betrayed the secret that you bought a laminator. Have you already tried gilding on a laser printer printout? I wonder if you also have a problem to get a uniform transfer of gilding to the printout ...?

Loll said...

Hi BozenA. I don't have a laser printer so not able to try the foil with it. I have heard that it works. xx

Anja v K@@rten said...

Great!!!!! :-)
Creatieve groetjes, Anja

Jane said...

Oh wow! What an amazing background - must invest in black brusho! Love the copper foiling, it looks so luxurious and thanks for the tips about what works best. Thanks so much for playing at The Male Room, glad you found us through Mac Mable and hope to see you joining in with future challenges too.

Anita in France said...

Dramatic, bold and so striking, Loll ... the copper foiling is gorgeous with the blue hued brusho's! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

You're always so on trend, Loll. The foiling is so bright and gorgeous on that Brusho background.

Jo Manna said...

Wowzers, this is beyond richness. The depth and brightness is truly incredible. What can I say, you are totally HOTTER than that laminator LOL xxx

Trina P. said...

Beautiful foiling and stencilling work, Loll. The Brusho snippet is perfect for a masculine card. xx

Lise Mariann said...

Such a lovely effect! The crisp image on top of the soft background. Su fun! Thank you for joining us at The Male Room this challenge.

X Lise Mariann, DT

MA-MI said...

What a great masculine card! Thanks for sharing your work with The Male Room. Sorry, I'm late in commenting. I hope you'll be inspired by our next challenge too!
Regards,
Maja DT
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