Happy Tuesday, February 8th!
Just the other day I received a kit for an Altenew class that is coming up next month and there were some goodies there that almost did not make sense. Now, trust me, everything has a meaning and why it’s there, all you have to do is “read the ingredients”.
The kit contained foil and double sided paper amongst all the other things and I came to a realization that not all of us have a foiling machine, so how should I use this foil?
Today, I have a super quick tip for you. If you have glue, which I know you do, you will be able to use the foil!
And here is how.
As you can see, these are the basics things you are going to need, and this is what I used:
And this is the simplest way to use the hot foil roll without the machine:
- Simply cut and a piece of double sided adhesive sheet
- Peal off the top to expose the sticky part
- Apply the foil
- Burnish the foil using a bone folder
- Die cut
Now, there are other ways that you can use this foil with: alcohol inks, glue, double sided tape, etc. but I am going to focus on what you already have in your craft room – liquid adhesive!
So, this is the whole secret; Apply liquid glue to your project, and simply spread t with your finger, put the foil on it, burnish it and you are done.
This is particularly good for putting accents on your project, fr example, stamped images. Little bit of gold accents would most definitely give that upscale look to your projects.
One thing that I would like to mention before I go, and this is a good thing to remember. I do not recommend using intricate dies with the adhesive sheets. The sheets are way to thin and you will have issues with, first removing it from dies, and second peeling off the backing from your die cuts. Trust me, you will end up wasting your materials and your time. Better solution is to just stick to the solid dies, or solid shapes. You will most definitely have more luck with it.
And with some embellishments, turn the ordinary into extraordinary.
Thank you for visiting me today. I hope you like today’s tips and tricks and I will see you next week with something new and hopefully existing.