Friday 16 November 2018

2018 #20 Foiling: Sticky Inks with JoFY {by Keren Baker}

 2018 Topic 20: Foiling With Sticky Inks

No smoke and mirrors here! Keren has used humble Stazon ink and seized on its inherent tackiness, to create a random foil effect with some bold JoFY stamps. Love that she has tried this onto other shiny surfaces and with other inks! You will have to read on to discover more! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Keren Baker. I'm here with a simple and no-mess foiling technique. I've tried most types of foiling, and this is the easiest and one of the quickest ways to foil- and produces a more subtle effect. I've created a simple Christmas piece of home decor and will show you some other examples at the end.

I've used a mix of the latest JoFY Christmas range; JoFY 65 and JoFY68

I loved using a really inexpensive door hanging and the Stazon range are perfect for foiling; the technique works using an adhesive carrier foil and waiting a minute or two for the ink to start getting tacky. You can tell if the ink is ready, because when you press the foil onto it, it will lift the foil off the sheet and not just transfer the ink onto the reverse of the foiling sheet. 

Once you've stamped, you need to keep working quickly or the ink will dry. If you really mess up and don't get to foil before the ink dries, grab a glue pen (the ones that are blue and dry to clear and are tacky at that point) and just add little sections of adhesive. This technique delivers a much more subtle and inconsistent look- but that's the charm of it!

I added red and gold foil and then added lots of details- like bits of Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics in Snowflake, Green Patina, Gold & Cherry Red onto parts of the sentiment and images.

I also used an older JoFy 40 set for the lovely spiralling.

If you want to try this technique, you can also use Black Stazon and it works brilliantly on acetate- as it takes a little longer to dry and allows for foiling.

You can also use other medium too; alcohol inks are perfect for this!

You can see the green foil on this; and on matt Duralar there's a longer drying time, giving plenty of time to add the foils. If you want to try it on Yupo, it works perfectly!

Hopefully this gives you some more ideas of how you can use foil sheets for adding a little luxury to your projects. Just remember that not all foil sheets will work for this; any labelled for hot foiling need heat, not adhesive. I want to try this technique on fabric next!
Thanks for joining me, I can't wait to see what you'll come up with for the PaperArtsy challenge.

Facebook: Keren Baker

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Miriam said...

Oh Keren.... I love these. You make it look simple but elegant!

Lucy said...

Brilliant ideas, Keren!

Lucy x

Art By Wanda said...

This is wonderful, Keren!!!!!!!!!!

Wendy Bellino said...

WOW Keren! Such great samples! Thanks so much for sharing!

Ruth said...

Never tried these techniques, love the alcohol ink ideas, so beautiful! Gorgeous cards. Ruth x

Christine said...

JOFY & KEREN - PaperArtsy's very own A Team! Good job ladies! ~ C ~ xOx

Etsuko said...

This is beautiful, lovely result with alcohol ink on YUPO. xx

Craftyfield said...

Exciting techniques… Love the distressed look of the foiling!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Glorious! Lx

Hazel Agnew said...

Thanks Karen. Need to try this! Xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous Keren! Chrisx

craftimamma said...

Gorgeous projects! I especially want to try the alcohol ink one at the end. Xx

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for the inspiration about the alcohol ink foiling, which I tried this week and I never thought of using staz on.....Thank you for the tremendous inspiration and wonderful creations x.