Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Foiling Technique with Sweet Poppy Stencils

Hi Everyone

I was blown away by all the lovely comments that were made when I posted a card made using this technique on Facebook. A number of friends have asked how it's done and if I'd be doing a blog so here goes.

Start off by picking a Sweet Poppy Stencil, I've used the new design by Emma Cronin which is going to feature on Hochanda this Friday, it's called Mehndi Flower

 Using your magnetic sheet, tape your card and stencil down as usual.

Next, use your Sweet Poppy Stencil Glossy Black Stencil Paste

Now, this is the point where you need to be patient and wait for it to dry, generally I leave it overnight.

I got a small amount of paste below the flower but wasn't too concerned as it was going to be trimmed down.

Now for the fun part, get your foil ready and your laminator warmed up. My laminator came from Tesco's, cost a tenner and gets quite hot which I think is key to the process. Place the foil shiny side up over the black paste.

Place it in a piece of folded A4 paper.

Feed it through the laminator making sure that it's up to temperature first.

Once it's cool it looks like this.

Now gently peel back the foil......

Here's where the 'MAGIC' starts.

Look at that bling.
It's fabulours how the colours dance in the light.

To finish off, mount it on a card of your choice.

Here's card made using the sames steps as above but using the Sweet Poppy Stencil Feather

I really hope that this step by step guide to using this technique is helpful and hope that you'll try it out. Go on, you know you want to, it is easy and gives such stunning results.

Thanks for dropping by and feel free to leave me a comment. Hope to see you soon.

Crafty hugs

Jules xxx

Since writing and posting this blog I've had a lot of questions about what type of foil to use, I bought a Foil It machine made by Patsy May a few years ago and I used the foil that goes with that. It's a 'toner foil' that you can buy either direct from or you can buy it from their store on eBay. The item number for the plain coloured rolls on eBay is  251665134093 and the number for the holographic roles is 261614576125

My good friend Eileen Godwin has also created stunning results using this technique together with Tonertex Foils.

I noticed on the Patsy May site that it says foils work at different temperature and pressure settings so some foils such as those for your TODO or Craft Dragon machines may not work, you would have to give it a go.


Sweet Poppy Stencils on Hochanda

Hi Everyone

I hope that you are all keeping well and managing to find time to do some crafting. This is a quick reminder that the lovely Lucy Ellis will be on Hochanda this Friday 11th August showcasing new stencil designs and also a fabulous range of new paints and other fun products.

This card has been made using two of the lovely new designs and products which can be found by following the links.

Inspiration Words - Hope

Large Poppy Head

Cement Balls Small

Cement Ball Extra Fine

Shimmer & Sheen Lustre Paints
Bamboo and Copper Mines

I hope you have chance to settle down with a cuppa to watch the show, see the new products and pick up lots of tips and techniques from Lucy's demonstrations. If you can't make it don't forget to set your recorder.

Thanks for visiting my blog, please feel free to leave me a comment it's always nice to get feedback.

Crafty hugs

Jules xxx