Monday, 17 March 2014

Foil Art Frame

I was so impressed with Master 10's finished work of art that it was one of those pieces you just have to frame and put on the wall... Master 10  had to used chalk pastels on black card to draw his own interpretation of a Picasso portrait of himself..
Because the Art was so AMAZING... I wanted the frame to be special.. it had to match his FANTASTIC Picasso self portrait....

After a few days of contemplation I came up with the idea of pressed foiling.... This is where you take a piece of foil (either aluminum food wrap on card stock for thickness or a foil BBQ tray) and you put them through the Big Shot with an embossing folder.... (It reminds me a little of the Old Queenslander homes that used to have the Pressed tin walls and roof... So beautiful..... )

Inspiration for Foil Art Frame

I liked that idea but I wanted a little colour in it...  So I invented a way to have our Stampin' Up! water colour inks and an isocol alcohol mix stay on the panels... You will see the process and results below in this pictured tutorial...  Enjoy.. xxoo

1. Take your card stock and a length of aluminum foil

Wrapping Foil on Card

2. Wrap the foil around the card stock

Foil Wraping Cardstock

3. Tape it on back

Sticking Foil Wrap on Cardstock

 4. Place foil covered card stock in your desired embossing folder and run through your Big Shot.

Big Shot Embossing Foil technique
Going Through Big Shot

5. Cover the embossed foil/card with PVA glue

Covering Foil in Glue Coating

  6. Allow glue to totally dry

Painting Glue on Foil

7. Mix some Isocol rubbing alcohol with some re-inkers in a spritz bottle...

Spritzing Colour on foil

8. Change colours

Spritzing Purple Colour on Foil

 9. Add more

Spritzing Yellow Colour on foil

10. Allow to dry

Multi Coloured foil

Close Up of Spritzed Coloured Foil

Finally here is the finished product.. It's not a very good photo.. but the real thing looks quite good...

Coloured Foil Frame Finished

Have fun foiling it up!!! 

1 comment:

  1. I love this thank you for sharing. So many people ask for money for their tutorials it is good to have nice people like you that will just share. I too will do that.


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