Hi everyone. Hoping your fall days are creative ones....
While thumbing through the pages of an old paper-crafting techniques book I have, I ran across this one and thought I'd give it a try -
Xyron machine with permanent adhesive
embossing machine (Big Shot)
foam brush, 1 inch wide
paint (I used Dixie Belle Mint Julep Chalk Paint)
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Cut the cardstock to the desired size. You may want to give yourself a little bit of cushion if you don't get clean edges on the foil after application.
Run the cardstock through the Xyron machine.
Lay the foil on your work surface with the dull side facing you. Lay the cardstock with the adhesive facing the foil. Turn over and using the brayer, smooth the foil completely and to make sure that the foil is adhering to the cardstock.
Trim the foil. Place the cardstock in the embossing folder and emboss according to the directions for your machine. Remove from the folder. If desired, you can add additional score lines to imitate tiles.
If necessary, stir the paint, apply a coat to the "tin tile." Using some paper toweling, wipe the excess paint from the tile, leaving some in the crevices of the embossed image. Let dry.
These "tiles" can be used on cards, scrapbook layouts or cut with dies as embellishments in your projects.
This technique can also be done with stamping inks. Test your ink first to make sure it will be permanent on the surface of the foil. Some inks will not "stick," Check back on Wednesday to see how I used and adapted this technique for the eBrush in a holiday project!