Welcome back!  I’ve got three cards for you today and I’m sharing how I am using foil with my alcohol inked backgrounds!  I started by creating an alcohol inked background in some blues because I knew I wanted it to be an ocean scene for these adorable critters!  I have a short video for you showing how I created this background!

I started by creating an alcohol ink panel with lots of blues for my ocean scene.

After I created the alcohol inked background, I decided I wanted to add some foil.  Sometimes if you catch the alcohol ink at the right time in the drying process, when the pooled areas are tacky, it’s easy just to add foil to it with pressure.  But I let this one dry a little too long, so I used some Deco Foil Liquid Adhesive!  I added the adhesive in various places along the edges of color transitions and dots here and there and then set it aside to dry while I stamped and colored my images.

While it was still a little tacky, I added some turquoise foil by laying the foil over the top and then running it through my die cutting machine for extra pressure.  Be sure to test a little area first and keep in mind if using used pieces of foil, sometimes the adhesive will stick to the plastic that has no foil on it.    I loved the look… but of course that wasn’t enough…

So, I used a wavy stencil and added Transfer Gel Duo through it and then set that aside to dry for a couple hours and added Magical Shattered Glass Deco Foil over the top of that!  Check out this video to see the whole process for my background!

Fun, right?

You know I love my frames… so I foiled a sheet of toner paper with the Turquoise Sea Deco Foil…

And then cut a frame from it and added it to the foiled background panel with some very small pieces of thin foam adhesive.

And finally a simple foiled sentiment using the Happy Everything Adhesive Transfers and more Turquoise Sea…

And I just love the coordinating dies!

Just love how that wavy background came out!

And of course I had to get some coffee in for today!  Aside from the addition of extra foil with adhesive,  I used the same process for the background … I started with an alcohol inked background in some yummy browns..

And added Transfer Gel Duo through a coffee bean stencil and let it dry to tacky.

I added the foil with hand pressure and my stencil pal…

I cut a coffee cup from some gold cardstock.  Then cut a crown from some easy cut adhesive.

I peeled the protective paper from one side of the adhesive and placed it on the cup and then ran them through my die cut machine for pressure to adhere the adhesive to the cup.  Then I peeled the other protective paper off exposing the adhesive.

Next I placed some copper foil over the top of the adhesive crown and ran it through the die cutting machine again and then peeled off the foil… I love it every time!  I added a sentiment from the Happy Everything Adhesive Transfers to the cup in a similar way and then added one of the large Happy words from the set to acetate and popped all of my pieces up over the background panel.

Finally, I cut my steam from toner paper foiled in copper and those Gina K Shaker Strips aren’t just for shakers!  They were the perfect size to cut some little chunks to add to the back of the steam in a couple places to make it appear like it is floating.

And done!

And finally, some rainbow of course!  I started with a rainbow alcohol inked panel…

And again added the transfer gel duo through a tie dye stencil.

Crazy how the gel goes on white and then dries clear!

Perfect for adding some Opal foil that is super transparent!  It let’s a lot of the color show through but still has a cool shine to it…

I used some rainbow foiled toner paper, cut a piece of the Deco Foil Foam Adhesive sheet to the same size, peeled off one side of the protective paper and adhered the rainbow piece to the foam.  Then I cut the Good Vibes from it and was able to simply peel off the other side of protective paper and pop the whole sentiment onto the rainbow panel!

And used the same foil for the rest of my sentiment from the Unity Adhesive Transfers and used the Shaker Strips to pop that up as well!

Groovy right?

I had lots of fun using Deco Foil with my alcohol inked panels today!

I hope you had fun too!

And I hope you’ll try some of the products I used today and be sure to share and tag Therm O Web (and me if you think of it) when you do!  I love to know when I inspire you!

Thanks for stopping and come again soon!


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