Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Adventures

Hello friends,
Some of you may be following my posts on Instagram. If you have, you probably have seen the  stamps I carved this month. Use the hashtag  #carvedecember to see all the lovely stamps carved this month for this event hosted by Balzer Designs. So today I had a wild idea and this card was still on my desk.

This  is the before stamped paper and below is the after. I had seen some foiling done in different ways but had not seen this done. I used a StencilGirl Stencil and applied toner over the stencil with a brush. Once I applied the toner, I covered the paper with transfer foil and sandwiched the whole thing between two sheets of copy paper. Then I ran the sandwich through my cheap $15.00 laminator from Amazon.

Now you know I love grungy art so this was just too fun. It wasn't the perfectly crisp foiling you get with a foil press but more of a random pattern where the foil and toner came together. I love how the blue stamped layer peeks through the shiny foil.

This is really hard to capture with a camera on the shiny foil surface, but if you are like me and love to experiment this is not a costly project. I got the toner from a cartridge I found in a recycle store for a dollar. I emptied the toner from the cartridge into a squeeze bottle so I could contain it. Loose toner can make a big mess and I wanted to minimize that.

I had a pan handy to tote the stencil to the sink for washing after painting it with the toner. It really cleaned up easily this way and I was able to contain the mess.

I had purchased the laminator a few weeks before for another project and it came with the pouches I needed so I thought it was a steal and I can now get multiple uses from my machine. So I hope you can give this a try if you like this look. Let me know if you do try something. I would love to see what you make. Or if you have seen anyone else do this technique, let me know where to find them. I can always use a few pointers. Thanks for stopping by.
ttfn Peg


Tina Van Eick said...

Love the stamp!!!

Barb said...

Wow some very impressive work Peg and I love the stamp. Barbxx