Tuesday, June 5, 2018

DECO FOIL SERIES: WEEK #2 Rubber Stamping & Heat Embossing with Foil

Rubber Stamping & Heat Embossing With Foil

Week #2 of the Deco Foil Series was so awesome! I have wondered about all the foiling products on the market and how best to use them. It's so great to find a video that will walk you through each question.

Deco Foil - Transfer Sheets - Green, Ocean Blue, Magenta, Purple, Red & Vibrant Rainbow - Bundle of SIX "Vibrant" Colors

Deco Foil - Transfer Sheets - Champagne, Spring Green, Aqua, Deep Blue, Lilac & Pink Melon - Bundle of 6 Packages

Deco Foil - Watercolor Transfer Sheets - Amber, Emerald, Amethyst, Lapis & Summer Rainbow - Bundle of 5 

If I can use Deco Foil Adhesives through a stencil, can I also use a stamp to create an image to attach the foil too? 

Yes, apply a small amount of Deco Foil Adhesive to your craft mat and spread evenly. Use it like an inked stamp pad and stamp your image onto your piece of cardstock. Apply foil, always shiny side up! 
 Deco Foil Liquid Adhesive

Will foiling work over ink?

Yes! The Hampton Arts 'Joy' Stamp Set was used to show how flowers were stamped with a solid color. Then a second stamp was used to add detail by applying Adhesive and then foiling!

Will Aileene's Tack-It Over & Over Adhesive work like the Deco Foil Adhesive on the stamps as well?

Yes! Just like the stencils, you MUST have a tub of sudsy water near you or rinse your stamps immediately after use to get the Adhesive off quickly. 
Aleene's Tack-It Over & Over Liquid Glue 4oz

But I don't have a laminator!

Not a problem! As in WEEK #1: Simple and Easy Foiling Techniques, smooth, even pressure worked very well. The Cuttlebug was used this week as well and with satisfying results! Many techniques can be done without the use of a laminator.

Cricut Cuttlebug Die Cutting & Embossing Machine

Sizzix Big Shot Cutting/Embossing Machine

 with Extended Multipurpose Platform

Do I have to have a Heidi Swap Minc Machine in order to add foil to my cards?

We are positive the Minc Machine does what it was built to do but is there an alternative? Yes. An inexpensive laminator, like the one used from Amazon, works the same as a Minc Machine. 
AmazonBasics Thermal Laminator

To protect your project and the machine, it is suggested that you put the item to be foiled inside a 'carrier' sheet. Kitchen parchment paper folded in half works perfectly. A piece of regular copy paper folded in half works fine as well. Simply tuck your paper and foil inside the carrier and slowly feed the folded side into the machine first.

Now, what do I do with these beautiful foiled pieces?

Cut them apart as embellishments or use them as a background, chose which best fits the type of card you are making. Even bold sentiments can be stamped, foiled and cut into a label or banner. 
Finished card front

A little planning ahead of time will help conserve foil. Don't feel you have to plan right down to how many leaves you want but it is great to have the leaves ready, at hand, if you wish.
Leaves, stamped with ink then stamped
with Tack It Over and Over and finally, foiled

Hampton Art 'JOY' Stamp Set

Finished Card front

Go through supplies you have at home and try some of the cool techniques you see done on the video! Maybe some will work better for you than others. 
Look for the Series to continue this Friday, June 8th, 2018 and the final video on Friday, June 15, 2018, LIVE on Friday Free Play, at 5:00PM CST on the Jen Evers YouTube Channel.
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