Last week, at SplitCoastStampers, there was a challenge to create a faux gold leaf with gold embossing powder on tin foil. I decided to try it using both gold and copper embossing powders.
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This is how you do it.
1. Crumple up some aluminum foil lightly to get some texture and then open it back up.
2. Die cut the foil.
3. Apply Versamark ink to the foil pieces and the cover in metallic embossing powder.
4. Heat to melt the powder. Repeat process if necessary to cover die cut.
I found that you could also get the job done by just using paper or cardstock. Can you tell which one is paper in my finished card?
I found that the paper was much less fragile and a little easier to die cut. With the foil, in the really recessed areas, you can see the foil peeking out, and that is a nice look. But overall, I think you get a very similar result either way.
(PS. the copper leaf is paper.)
Supplies: Spellbinders Shapeablilities Foliage, Hero Arts Woodgrain background stamp, Gina K Birthday Blessings (Bird stamp and die), Gina K Sending Love set (flower), GKD Dark Chocolate Ink, patterned paper from my stash, Frayed Burlap distress ink, Gold and Copper Embossing powders from Recollections
I would love to participate in the following challenges: