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 patsymay.co.uk 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.

Jules

46 comments:

  1. oh my word that's fabulous!!! my laminator is stuck in the back of a cupboard, its coming out today!!!

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  2. This is stunning, I need to give this a try, just hope my laminate is hot enough! Thanks for the step by step xx

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  3. This is stunning, I need to give this a try, just hope my laminate is hot enough! Thanks for the step by step xx

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    1. Thanks Linda, you're welcome and I hope it is not enough. Xx

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  4. Go for it Denise, I'd be interested to see what you make. Don't forget to comment on my Facebook post to be in with a chance of winning one of the cards.

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  5. Wow, what a fabulous technique, can't wait to try it. Thankyou for such a brilliant tutorial xx

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    1. You're welcome Tracey, I hope you have fun trying it out. Xx

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  6. Julie it is fabulous. Where does the foil come from?

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    1. Thanks Kirsten
      I bought a Foil It machine made by Patsy May a few years ago and this is the foil that goes with that. It's a 'toner foil' that you can buy either direct from patsymay.co.uk 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
      Hope this helps x

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  7. Gorgeous card. Thanks for explaining how to make one x

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    1. Thank you and you're welcome, it's good to share x

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  8. This looks like fun! Does it only work with that particular 'glossy black' paste?

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    1. Hi Crafty
      I have only used the Sweet Poppy black paste when doing this technique so I'm not sure how other pastes will react, sorry.

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  9. Simply stunning Jules, I have ordered a laminator, and some holographic foil to play with, thank you so much for the inspiration, huge hugs P xxxxxxx

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    1. Thank you Pauline, you're most welcome. I'm doing an Eileen and encouraging people to spend more pennies. Lol love you xxx

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  10. Wonderful, I had no idea the stencil paste could be used for this technique. Thankyou for sharing it with us. Pam x

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    1. Thank you and you are welcome Pam x

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  11. Hi Jules- WOW! Thats amazing. I bought my laminator from Tesco too- about the same price, ours seemed to be selling them off. I had no idea you could do this with it. You've started me off on a whole new bunch of experiments now! It also means my laminator will get more use- presently it only sees action when I need some more storage sheets for my stamps! Now I'm off to E-Bay looking for more foil, I have a few sheets, but not much. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, Shaz X

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comments Shaz, I've sent you a message about the foils. Have fun xx

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  12. Fabulous Julie, will be using this method I am sure xxxx

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    1. Thank you Maggie, hope you have a go. xxx

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  13. Brilliant - just brilliant. Thank you for doing the photo demo. I will have a go at this, just need a stencil and some black paste :)

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments Jackie, you'll love it. 😀

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  14. Julie - jc2711 is me Jackie and the photo is Bob :)

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    1. You make me 😊 Jackie how could I not recognise Bob xx

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  15. Omg this is just stunning, thanks for the tutorial I can't wait to have a go xxx

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    1. Thank you Curly, have fun when you have a go xxx

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  16. Hopped over from Eileen Godwin's FB page. Thanks for sharing this great technique. Always wondered whether an office laminator could be used for foiling but hadn't got round to experimenting! Your finished result is gorgeous! Stef x

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comments Stef x

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  17. Wow Julie, absolutely stunning xx

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comments Lisa and for planting the seed. Lol xxx

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  18. Brilliant, I am going to have a go. Thank you.

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  19. I forgot, I have a hot foil machine my Helen Swapp. Would I be able to use this technique?

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  20. I'm not familiar with that machine but when Sweet Poppy Stencils shared the link to my blog on their Facebook page a comment has been made about Minc foil and they thought it should work. You may want to have a look. X

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  21. wow stunning and so easy. can any paste do or does it have to be that particular one? Please can you email me on jaquie42@hotmail.com Thank you xxxx

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  22. Thank you Jacquie
    I've sent you an e-mail. xxx

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  23. Thank you so much for sharing this fab technique I love it x and you are clearly a wonderful, talented Artist. Luv n hugs for a fab day xxx

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  24. Thank you for your lovely comment Nettie. xx

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  25. Hi Julie- well I got some foil & gave it a go. I really Love this technique. The results are stunning. I've just done a blog post on it, and I've linked back to your blog here, as the inspiration behind them. I said I bought some foil. Actually, I've bought LOADS of foil, lol.
    Hugs, Shaz X

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