Wednesday, March 4, 2015

always believe #DCWV #LatinaCrafter

I created my own gold foil background! After watching several YT tutorials, I broke out my 'vintage' YourStory laminator. First time using it. Ever!   I used the tackiest glue I had in my scrap room without running to Joann's.  Seriously, they have amazing paper crafting sales so I am trying to avoid it!  Anyway, I applied the glue to a stamp block and stamped the flower image from Latina Crafter's  La vida esta llena de bendiciones.  I waited about 30 minutes for the glue to dry.  I then cut the gold foil to cover the stamped paper and ran it through the laminator.  I waited a couple of minutes to make sure it was cool before removing the foil transfer.

There are areas where the foil did not stick. I believe it had to do with the glue.  The areas look silver instead of gold.
Here's a close up of the card. I am happy with the results, however if I do the glue stamping technique, I will use super duper tacky glue.

Additional details, I added random loops of gold jewelry thread, adhered the gold/glittery flowers with Glue Dots and added pearl/rhinestone centers.   The "always believe" are ceramic word beads I purchased at Michael's.  I cut a piece of DCWV Printed burlap and taped it down to the card base with Scor-Tape.  There you have it, my first attempt at DIY Gold Foiling.  Next on the list;  gold foiling using toner prints.


1 comment:

Migdalia said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting With Creative M