Hi! Chrissie here! I love the look of combining foiling and watercolors.  The softness of the watercolor with the brightness of the foil just gives a stunning effect! I created a card for Grandparent’s Day using this technique and I’ll show you how I did it!

Grandparents Card

Happy Grandparents Day Deco Foil Card

Therm O Web Supplies:
DECO FOIL™ TRANSFER SHEETS • GOLD
DECO FOIL™ WHITE FOAM ADHESIVE
MEMORY TAPE RUNNER XL™
3D FOAM SQUARES 

Other Supplies:
White Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Watercolor Cardstock
Lawn Fawn Happy Everything Stamp Set
Neat & Tangled Heart of Gold Die
Spectrum Aqua Markers Purple and Aquamarine
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen Spun Gold
Die Cutting Machine
Waterbrush (or paintbrush and water)
Eraser
Acrylic Block
White Embossing Powder
VersaMark Watermark Ink
Heat Gun
Sequins
Bone Folder (optional)


Project Instructions:

Trim a piece of white cardstock to 3.75 x 5.  Then, die cut the heart die out of White Foam Adhesive.

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Using the negative piece as a template, lightly trace a heart using a pencil in the lower right corner of the panel.  This will be a guide so we know where to paint.

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Add color using Spectrum Aquas and the waterbrush.  I chose Aquamarine and Purple because I thought it would be a good contrast with the gold.

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Once it is dry, erase the pencil lines.

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Peel off the back of the die cut and lay it down over the painted area.  It’s really sticky, so be careful.  Use tweezers if you need to.  This might help placement a bit.

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Peel off the front side and press the gold foil down.  Make sure the silver side is face down and the gold color is face up.  Press the foil into the adhesive with your finger.  You can also burnish it using a bone folder.

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Gently peel back the gold.  The foil transferred onto the die cut heart.

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Stamp the sentiment on a black strip of cardstock in VersaMark ink and cover with white embossing powder.  Use a heat gun to activate the powder.

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Flick the gold from the Spun Gold marker onto the card panel, towards the top part of it.

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Using the XL Tape Runner, adhere the panel to the black cardstock, then onto the card base (4.25 x 11, scored at 5.5).  Add the sentiment strip using 3D Foam Squares.

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Finally, add sequins using small Zots™ singles to finish off the card.

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Grandparents Card

That’s it! Give this technique a try.  And when you do, use the hashtags #decofoil #thermoweb all over social media!

1 Comment on Combine Foil with Watercolors!

  1. BunnyD
    August 25, 2016 at 4:53 pm (4 years ago)

    I’ve never seen a gold marker you can flick before. Interesting.

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