Wednesday 5 October 2016

Fun projects with Foil and a pictorial

Hello everyone,
         Riswana here with you today. There is a new challenge running over on our blog this month - "Bling a ding with a stamping twist". Check out the details Here. I have some inspiration projects lined up for you using a wonderful product, iCraft therm-o-web DECO FOIL. Foiling is so much fun. There are many ways to add foil to your projects. Though a laminating machine works best, you can still pull up foiling with deco foil glue.!

This is gonna be a lengthyyy and picture heavy post, so gear up folks ;)

Card 1:

Here's a simple card.. I stamped the big bold sentiment from Mudra's Purely Sentiments - Brushed stampset and applied deco foil glue over it. (This glue dries very slowly. you need to give it a few seconds for it to become tacky,) Then I applied the foil over it, pressed really well and peeled off gently.
Repeated the same with the image from Fancy Flourishes Stampset. 

It's better to stamp with ink color similar to the foil so that minor glitches are not obvious.! Also big and bold images are the best to begin with.. Am sorry for the not so good photograph.. I tried to capture the gorgeous shimmer as much as possible... But i still feel it's better in real life,,

Card 2:

Here I've used finer strokes with the glue pen and the result was awesome.. Sentiment is formed using individual alphabets from Mudra's Brushed alphas stampset.

Card 3:

You can create backgrounds with foil. I went for a simple polka dot pattern here. This card is made with the gorgeous new release from Papericious - Incredible India.. The designs are stunning and so Desi.!

Mixed media tag:

This tag is almost one layered.! Yet it has lots of textures and depth by layering with stamps.. I am sharing a step-by-step pictorial of how I made this tag:
Spritz some water on a Manila tag from Ranger. Add some peeled paint Distress paint to craft sheet, spritz some water and swipe the tag over it, wet on wet. Repeat the process until desired look is obtained.

Add spray mists through a stencil randomly to achieve some texture..

Start adding layers with stamps. Alternate between permanent and water soluble inks and also do generation stamping to add more interest.

Add more colors and textures with stamps

Add white splatters with diluted white acrylic paint..
Swipe a glue stick randomly along the edges and apply foil over it.

Add more foil, colors and stamped textures. I heat embossed the lamp post from Bo Bunny stampset with Ranger super fine Black EP.

Add punched out leaves & ticket for embellishing. Add the same colors used on the tag to a lace & thread it through the hole. Finally add some highlights with a white gel pen and add a grungy border around with white gesso and a palette knife.

Hope you liked my projects and found the tutorial helpful. There is an awesome lot of new stamps stocked at the Lulupu store right now and of course a wide range of colors in thermoweb Deco foil.!! Grab yours soon and get started with this beautiful technique.!!

Don't forget to link your creations based on this month's theme here.

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C ya soon. 
Create. Have fun.


  1. very nice ideas :) love your take on deco foil...thanks for sharing!

  2. WHoaaa!! A series of awesomeness!! Rhiz, loved the foiled idea! Also loved the tag very much!! :)

  3. Those all turned out just beautiful! Thanks so much for using our Deco Foil products for these!!

  4. Awesomeness ..fab cards Rhiswana and the favorite !

  5. fabulous creations Rhiz. Tag is awesome!!!

  6. Awesome creations, Rhiz. Yeah!!! Foiling is too fun and i love the way you played with it!! MM tag is just superb!

  7. Stunning work Rhiz and lovely tutorial of tag.

  8. All are so fantastic creations with foil touch and I love that Incredible PP creation so much and a beautiful tag!

  9. Fabulous creations Rhiz!! The tag is so beautiful :)


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