Learn how to apply foil to chipboard for a colorful result.
What a fun way to upscale chipboard using foil. This chipboard was purchased at the Dollar Tree but any chipboard pieces will work. There are different ways to get texture with the foil based on how you apply the transfer gel. After foiling, I used the chipboard on the front of a card and added additional color and texture with cardstock pieces.
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Applying Transfer Gel on chipboard can be done in a variety of ways. Using my finger to apply it gave a very nice texture to the surface when the foil was applied. You can see the entire transfer process and card making in the video tutorial below.
The close-up image shows the texture detail from the foil on the chipboard. This version is the one with less foil applied as seen in the video tutorial. The brushstroke-like effect is very nice in person, while the overall color shimmers with movement.
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Learn how to foil your stamped images with this special technique.
You can make your own foiled embellishments with this fun and relaxing technique. Using DecoFoil and a rubber stamp you create your image, and then use watercolors to finish coloring the images. The foil acts as a resist for the watercolor leaving its glimmer behind.
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DecoFoil transfer adhesive pen
Derwent Inktense pencils
Yatsutomo Metallic watercolor paints
mini Maker – optional
Since we are using an adhesive product on your stamp, you might want to use an older or less expensive stamp. It is very important to thoroughly clean off your stamp with soap and water after using this technique.
It is really difficult to capture the beauty of these pieces on camera due to the reflective nature of the foil. The watercolor and foil together make for a very unique combination. I think this is one of my favorite techniques to create. Probably more for the enjoyment of the process but the outcome is pretty nice too!
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I am working on a piece of art for Denise Boddey’s design team. I used a variety of different techniques beginning with alcohol ink, foiled paper, chipboard, and foiled paper origami. I will share all the materials and directions (or links to directions) below. I hope you enjoy and try some of these techniques. The inspiration for this piece started with the chipboard word “awesome” from Denise Boddey.
Chipboard work – Denise Boddey
Foiled paper – Rinea Foil
Adhesive pen and foil – Thermoweb
Yupo like surface
dried baby wipe
adhesive – The Best Glue Ever
The following video will take you through the techniques used.
finished and framed
If you are interested in learning how to fold the foil paper butterfly, there is a tutorial on the Rinea YouTube channel. [Rinea butterfly]
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