Friday 23 November 2018

2018 #20 Foiling: Adding Subtle Texture with EAB {by Autumn Clark}

 2018 Topic 20: Foiling

Such a beautiful colour palette tonight and i have never seen Sara and Kay's stamps used so perfectly together before! Take all that, add a bit of foilng and you are good to go! Superb from Autumn! ~Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Autumn Clark with you today, and I'd like to share with you some artsy greeting cards featuring gel printed backgrounds with subtle foil textures.

Similar to embossing, foiling offers the opportunity to contrast between glossy and matte I am so very fond of.  When added in moderation, elegant textures can emerge from even the grungiest mixed media.  You'll see just how easy it can be!

I set out to make some lively greetings with a jewel toned palette of PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paint in Amethyst, Eggplant, Jade and Midnight, thinking it would be the perfect contrast for my silver foil.

After playing with my paints and gel plate until I was happy with my two prints, I cut away a portion of each for the base of my cards and used the scrap for my stamping.  I embossed images from PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kay Carley} Collection (EKC01)

... and PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Sara Naumann} Collection (ESN17) in white, and fussy cut them.

To add my foiling, I rubbed a glue stick through PaperArtsy Stencil 108 {Scrapcosy}.  I lifted as much of the globby glue as possible with a scrap paper, then added my foil.  I turned the stencil over and rubbed the remaining glue over other areas for an opposite pattern.  This created bits of pattern here and there.  I added a couple of foiled flowers by using Ranger Heat and Stick embossing powder and the tiny images in the Sara Naumann set. 

Finally, I tucked my images beneath a band stamped with PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Alison Bomber} Collection (EAB07) sentiments. 

I was pleased to find the Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide pad and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink pads coordinated perfectly with my beautiful Fresco Chalk layers.  I did a little scratching into the paint with my awl to make "frame" around the panels.

It is truly amazing what a bit of glue and a strip of foil can become.  I hope you'll give it a try and wow yourself today!  Make sure to scroll back through this topic to see the other designers' inspiring ideas...

Happy foiling, Autumn

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Etsuko said...

Beautiful cards Autumn!! Great foiling technique by the background, love your layout with Kay's flowers and Alison's quote belly band. xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Lx

craftimamma said...

Beautiful cards and love the subtle foiling! Xx

Words and Pictures said...

Love how the white highlights and the foiling add such life to the rich jewel colours. Gorgeous floral garlands to go with the Dreaming & Doing quotes.
Alison x

Mac Mable said...

Love the subtly of the foiling, which makes a huge difference on your glorious cards. Great colours and wonderful inspiration, thank you x.

Art By Wanda said...

Really beautiful cards, Autumn!!!!!!!!!!!!

Miriam said...

These are beautiful Autumn

craftytrog said...

Fabulous! I love the colour palette too Autumn! xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

These are gorgeous, Autumn; I love your colour palette!

Lucy x