Tutorial – Embossed Foil
Stampin’ Sher from Smiles for Everyone posted her tutorial on her blog. I wanted to give it a try and I’ve put together some photos of my first attempt here.
Start with a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil. Emboss it with whatever embossing plate you like to use. I used a Cuttlebug folder in my Big Shot. I didn’t try embossing this by hand, but I assume it would work just as well.
Remove the foil from the template, and apply your ink directly to the foil by sliding the ink pad across the surface of the foil. I tried both classic/dye ink and craft/pigment ink. The craft/pigment ink worked better for me, because the dye ink beaded up on the surface of the foil. Hint – try to keep your motions all going in the same direction so the “strokes” on the surface are all uniform.
While the ink is still wet, sprinkle clear embossing powder on the entire surface and heat with a heat gun. This will give you a shiny “wet” look. Hint – Hold the foil with tweasers or a glove, or keep the foil flat on your work surface while heating.
Thanks to Sher for teaching us this new technique! Here is the video she made for her tutorial:
You may also try a matte look by using the duller side of the aluminum foil and skipping the heat embossing. Here is the video that inspired Sher to try this technique.
Thanks again to Sher for today’s technique. Please leave a comment and let us know how it works for you.