Friday, March 29, 2013

Mixed Media - Embossed Foiling

I had so much fun with with Lydia's Mix-Ability challenge this week! The challenge was to paint and distress foil. Foil... hmm... was on my shopping list this month and I completely forgot to pick some up. I did have a roll of copper foil tape, so I started with that, and tried out a new-to-me technique. Here's my first card, and a few pictures of my process...

I started by laying down my diecut, and tracing around my die so I made sure to cover enough area with the tape.

I embossed the panel, then cut out the label shape...

then spray painted the panel in black.

When the paint was dry, I dipped the corner of a rag in odorless mineral spirits, and rubbed it on the raised areas and edges of the panel.

Here's a close-up of the finished card.

So THAT was so much fun, I sent my daughter over to our co-workers' house to get a square of foil so I could try the technique and make a video!

Here's that card, and a tutorial for you. I'm sorry about the random background noise in the video! We've been on break this week, and the movie the kids were watching had lots of angry (rat) mob scenes! Not sure what was causing the buzzing.

Links to the Impression Obsession dies I used, before I forget: Bird Set, Bird Cage, Leafy Branch

Check the Mix-Ability Challenge Forum for all the challenge details!
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  1. WOW! I love this technique! Thanks so much for sharing your talent and inspiring me to try something NEW!xo

  2. wow, i saw this video over at SC and had to come visit you at your blog . thanks so much for sharing that video, very inspirational and I sure hope to try this out, wonderful.
    ava g

  3. So glad I happened on your card in the IO gallery and followed the link as I love a video demo ! I enjoy working with metal but I have never used kitchen foil before and the wrinkles give an amazing look to the piece.

  4. This is brilliant, I love how you used the copper tape and I love the bird cage, thanks for the video too, hope your having a wonderful holiday weekend...

  5. Wowza! That is am awesome technique! Fab card! TFS

  6. So glad to locate this tutorial~your lovely blue faux batik card (s) let me find this great tutorial. Thanks, Dini! mt23stamperatyahoo Keep Looking Up!

  7. Love this. They turned out awesome. TFS
    Hugz Tonniece

  8. This is beautiful. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing

  9. Ms Linda ( 4:53 PM

    Dina: This is a beautiful cad and wonderful technique, which one day I hope to try.
    Continue to share your wonderful talents with us ME) for I am open to new options of card making and projects.