Saturday 24 November 2018

2018 #20 Foiling: My Cup of Tea with {ESC} by Josefine Fouarge

 2018 Topic 20: Foiling

Such a delicate effect with this super-interesting technique from Josefine! I love how subtle it is, but I bet the gilding pops perfectly when you hold the card to the light! ~Leandra

Hi everyone! Josefine here and today I'm sharing two tea themed cards with you using foil flakes. These are torn up and crumpled pieces of foil in gold and silver that add a great effect to mixed media projects.

They are a little bit messy to use, but it's so worth it. The shine and the texture that they add to projects is just super unique. And I think that every tea cup needs that bit of glamour, don't you think?

I started by picking some "tea" colors for my background. In particular Lemon Meringue (FF142), Banana (FF91), Peach Nectar (FF144), Prawn (FF98) and Cerise (FF136). 

To create a grungy look, I spread them out on my craft mat using a brayer and then brayered these colors onto my background. One color at a time, starting with the lightest. Once I added the darkest color, I went back to a lighter one, till the background looked done to me.

Then I added a few more layers of interest to the background. 

The ESC16 stamp set comes with a great variety of stamps, perfect for backgrounds. 

Next, I stamped the tea cups using my Misti stamp platform. First in black, then I brayered adhesive on top of the stamp. It's super important to clean the stamp immediately!

Once the adhesive was tacky, I added the foil flakes on top and brushed them into the paper. I used silver flakes for one card and gold flakes for the second one.

Tip: use a container of some sort. These flakes get everywhere and are super static.

To finish the cards, I added the sentiment, adhered the panels onto a black piece of card stock to frame them and then adhered both to the card base.

I'm in the mood for tea now ;)

What do you think of these flakes? Isn't that an interesting effect? I hope you liked these cards as much as I do. If you have ever used these flakes, I would love to see your projects. And if you haven't, now is a great time to try it and enter the challenge with your foil project.

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Helen said...

fabulous colours with the foiling!

Seth said...

I love all the details in these.

HolyLise said...

Thanks, Helen and Seth :D

Etsuko said...

What a gorgeous card with foiling technique Josefine!! xx

Mac Mable said...

Yes I have tried the flakes before and although messy are super fun and achieve a glorious effect, just like your stunning cards x. Thank you for the step by step and what a unique and stunning backgrounds too x.

Art By Wanda said...

These are beautiful!!!!!!!!!

Miriam said...

Wow....this is stunning.

Lucy Edmondson said...

How gorgeous! So textural and special!

Lucy x