Mixing It Up - Foil Play

Mixing It Up - Foil Play

Welcome back!  This month I'm playing with lots of ways to use foil.  Today I'm sharing with you a Happy Foil Fail that turned out to be a win!  In my head this was going to be a light shimmery cloudy scene.  It didn't turn out that way, but that's ok because I love it!

I started with the Scene Builder Cloud stencil.  I blended some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide first and then used an alcohol ink felt applicator and applied some Toner Ink to it and then "blended" it over the Distress Ink.


I repeated it all the way down the page....

I'll have to admit... it was kinda ugly... but I forged on.  So I laid some Glass Slipper Thermoweb Deco Foil over it and ran it through the Minc with crossed fingers.


When it came out... disappointment.  There was plenty of toner that the foil didn't adhere to.  Probably it wasn't heavy enough in some areas?  I'm not sure.  Before I lifted it completely off I ran it through again hoping more would stick, but it didn't.  But as I looked at it... I just couldn't let it go because I saw something that I was liking.  I took out some Broken China and Wilted Violet inks and got the stencil out again and added some more ink over the naked toner areas.

Then in between the clouds I added some stars using that awesome gold Cosmic Shimmer Texture Paste.  I laid the Sparkles stencil over the inked and foiled panel and then used the cloud stencil to mask off the tops of the clouds so I could keep the stars just in the dark in between spaces.  And this texture paste is so fine it's perfect for getting into those tiny spaces.

Now I'm in love... and I decided this was the perfect background for the images and sentiment from the In The Dark stamp set!

Do you love it as much as I do?  Probably not, but that's ok...lol!  I added a flower and butterfly from the Lovely Unicorns and a banner from Springtime Banners.

Now don't think I've given up on my light and airy pretty cloudy foiled sky... I've got some more ideas that I'll be sharing with you this month.  Hope you find some time to play today!

Thanks for stopping and come again soon!




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