Hello! It’s Gracie Chávez and today I have a fun and creative technique to show you using Watercolor Deco foil™ to add a sponge painted effect to handmade cards.
Sponge Painted Cards using Watercolor Deco Foil
Therm O Web Supplies:
Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets • Lapis Watercolor
Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets • Emerald Watercolor
Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets • Teal
Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets • Gold
Deco Foil™ Liquid Adhesive 2.1oz
Deco Foil Hot Melt Adhesive
iCraft Adhesive™ Tape • 1/2 in
iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive 2.1 fl oz
12″ Foil Laminator
Victorian Medallion Three Die Cuts
1″ Ivory Crinkle Ribbon
1/2″ Gold Button
Die Cutting Machine
To create a Sponge Painted Card with Deco Foil:
Pour Deco Foil™ Liquid Adhesive on an open container.
Use a small sponge to pick up the adhesive and apply it to a piece of white cardstock. Apply the adhesive unevenly, tapping the sponge to create a unique textured background. Let the adhesive dry until it becomes tacky.
Apply your choice of watercolor Deco Foil Transfer Sheet to the cardstock, pressing and burnishing it onto every area.
Peel off the transfer sheet liner to reveal your Deco Foil background.
Cut a piece of white cardstock and a piece of Deco Foil Hot Melt Adhesive both in the same size.
Place the piece of hot melt adhesive on top of the cardstock (rough side facing down) and run through your laminator using parchment paper.
Peel of the hot melt adhesive liner from the white cardstock.
Cut a piece of Deco Foil Transfer Sheet (in a solid color that matches your watercolor Deco Foil background), place it on top of the cardstock (covering the side with adhesive) and run again through your laminator using parchment paper.
Die cut a small medallion from the previously foiled cardstock. Repeat steps 5 through 8 to foil a second piece of cardstock in gold and die cut a larger medallion from it (to be cut in half).
– Optional Step –
Die cut several small medallions from white cardstock and glue them onto each other using iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive to create a custom chipboard piece (attaching the foiled medallion on top).
Wrap a piece of crinkle ribbon around the top of the Deco Foil background and secure using a staple.
Embellish the background adhering the small medallion on top of the ribbon and the cut large medallion underneath it, using iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive.
Add Easy Tear iCraft Adhesive™ Tape to the back of the foiled piece and adhere to a white card base.
Finish your card off by attaching a gold button to the medallion. I used mixed media adhesive for that too!
This technique will give you unique results every time. These beautiful Deco Foil textured backgrounds are great for not only cards but also tags, canvases and more… You get an amazing effect with all the new watercolor Deco Foil transfer sheets but you could also layer two or more different colors of Deco Foil repeating step 2 through 5 as many times as needed. Be sure to give it a try!