'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, 15 October 2012

On our Yahoo Group, there was a discussion about foil and metal leafing and it was such a long time since I’d played with either, that I did a few experiments.

1 Copper foil with Stamp ‘n’ Bond


2  Mixed colour leafing with Stamp ‘n’ Bond


3  Mixed colour leafing on d/s tape, with Mica powder on the image

I used the glue pad on this, but it didn’t work, so I added some mica powder.  I hadn’t cleaned the stamp after using Versamark, so there was ink left on it, which may well have affected the result.  Need to try this again.


4  Gold foil on Stamp ‘n’ Bond, but a you can see, I overstamped with Versamark


5  Today I tried copper leaf on glossy black card, using the Tsukineko Stamp ‘n’ Stick Glue Pad

copper leaf

The messy bits are both on the scanner glass and on the card – unfortunately, black glossy shows every tiny mark, including finger prints - despite being ‘polished’ afterwards.  The leafing worked beautifully and easily. I love the way you can’t feel where the leafing begins and ends on gloss – very different from on matt card.

Here’s the latest journal page – final touches just added but it’s a continuation of yesterday’s work, which started as a double page spread but evolved.


I really love these ‘Off the Wall’ stamps, but I keep meaning to draw the images in my head – will do it one day …


12 very kind comments from lovely people:

Paul B said...

Love the samples, especially when you use foil on a black surface. Plus it's another fantastic journal page. I agree, those stamps are a treat :) Pxx

Von said...

I've never been able to get on with satmp and bond maybe I should give it another go
Fab page too :)
Von ♥

Paula Whittaker said...

interesting test pieces showing the diff products. Thanks for sharing.

sam21ski said...

I've just got some sticky embossing powder from Ranger which I'm assuming is the same stuff as stamp n bond, but I love it. It's stays sticky quite a long time after it's been heated and it seems easy to apply foils and guilding flakes etc to it.

Sam xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Love your experiments and the journal page is gorgeous.
Have a great week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely playing with the foil!
Your page is gorgeous...great work.

greetings, Alie :-)

Sally H said...

fabulous page and what a great experiment you had with the foiling. I must have another play soon

hazel said...

Fabulous journal page, I love the image.
I love your foiling samples, I had a not very successful play at the weekend, I'll have another go but I might be entering something that I made ages ago for the challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Janny Jager said...

Great playing with the foil
The art journal page is a beauty

Greetings Janny

Jester said...

Fabulous metal pieces and I love your journal page.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Great foil technique with fabulous results. Love the amazing page too.

brenda said...

Saw your very kind comments and came for a nose and so pleased I did as I can we we share a love of many of the same stamps - and lush colours. Some lovely examples.

B x