Saturday, September 8, 2018

Blessings! Foiled Again!

I had to have another play with these beautiful Bella Flora dies from Ink Road Stamps and this time I decided I was going to foil them!  I had an idea last night...yeah... while I was supposed to be sleeping.  I remembered that there was a glue stamping pad in my drawer that I bought a loooooong time ago and hadn't ever used.  I wondered if I could use that to glue up these dies and then run it through the Minc with some rainbow foil while it was tacky.  Luckily, the pad didn't come "inked" up with the glue solution so it hadn't dried out... and the set I bought had the little bottle right in the package all sealed up and I was able to "ink" it up no problem.  Then I cut the dies in white cardstock and smooshed them onto the ink pad and let it dry for a bit.

Through this whole process I let the Minc heat up so it was nice and ready when it came out.  The die cuts came out pretty, but some spots were bare. I can only assume I didn't have good coverage with the glue or some of the areas had dried too much maybe.  So I repeated the process and when it came out, it was very cool how of course the colors in the rainbow didn't match up perfectly so rather than blocked lines of color, the color was mixed in.  It still didn't cover completely, but you know I don't mind the distressed look AT all... in fact I really love the way it came out!!  

I wanted the florals to be popped up, and I was going to cut a couple extra die cuts and stack them when I though of the outline dies that come with this set, that not only are fantastic to cut out the stamped images in the stamp set but work wonderfully to cut an outline for the stand alone dies!  And white glitter paper was just the ticket!  I cut the two outlines using the outline dies and used liquid glass to adhere the rainbow foiled florals to the glitter paper.  Then I used foam tape to pop them up and trimmed off the edges that hung over.  I did use a couple of those pieces also to extend  the floral and tucked them underneath.

Then this sentiment die from the set... I cut it in purple foiled cardstock and two in white and stacked them and then attached them with liquid glass.  Isn't that plaid embossing folder by Tim Holtz so cool!!  It added just the texture I wanted.  Then three sequins... because I'm playing along with the Outlawz Twisted Thursday with an Optional Recipe Twist to use three of something.

One last peek... it's so hard sometimes to take pics of the shimmer and shine on these foiled projects but this one was surprisingly easy!  Just love that rainbow Decofoil!

Now... keep this in mind... I will definitely play with this technique again, but I can't speak for whether it's ok to use the glue and run it through the!  My transfer folder is a mess!  Might be a good thing to use parchment paper with or maybe not at all... but I love it and I'll definitely try it again.  Another thing... you could probably do the same thing with the pen or with the gel (scraped lightly over the top of the diecut), but I had the glue pad in my stash so I decided to give it a go!

Thanks for stopping!  Come again!


Maria Pilar said...

wooww, love the result of your experiment. I use the Minc without glue, only the foil. It's really awesome. Thanks for the inspiration. I'll try to do it.
Big hugs

DonnaMundinger said...

Glad I came over to check out the full process, Lisa, because I totally missed the glitter paper beneath. So much texture sparkle and shine. WOW! The Minc is one thing I don't have but you make a strong case for looking into it. Gorgeous! xxD P.S. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love love this! LOVING those rainbow colors!!! And we have heard for a lifetime, live and learn?? LOL!! :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

So gorgeous and they pop against the white background.

jeanchaneyaz said...

Had to pop over and read about your process, Lisa. This is really beautiful. I was watching Angelina yesterday and she put tape runner down in "waves" and then just rubbed the foil over, no Minc! I have one of those glue pads sitting there doing nothing, so I am going to try just stamping with it and then rubbing the foil over it when it is tacky. So much fun to play with all our goodies :)

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your fabulous creation! The colors are so beautiful! :)

Scrapper69 said...

Looks Fantastic Lisa!!! Love the rainbow foiling! Also... Use that same glue ink pad to stamp up your image and then foil it! It works cuz I made a card with it last year - came out stunning - Here's the link so you could take a peek before trying it out -
It was trial an error before realizing I could use my glue pad! hahaha So I just saved you some trouble! Tehehehe
Have a great day!


Julia Sandvoss said...

Loved this! Such a great choice to use our Deco Foil Rainbow Foil with the white background to make it pop so perfectly!!