I was surfing about the internet last week and came across a gorgeous card by Jennifer Spiller found here
I had never even heard of the batik technique and also had never tried gold foiling....so I thought I would give it a whirl.
I chose Artistically Asian for my stamp set....and in hind sight probably should have chosen something a bit more solid.
I also chose to use the de-bossed side of my embossed card base in hopes that the foil would adhere more easily.
The foiling....well....it is not easy....I like the look....but it is a pain to do! I used Tombow ....attached the gold flakes with tweezers ( which the foil stuck to) let it dry and then brushed away the excess with a flat paint brush ( which it stuck to)
I had gold flakes everywhere and it is worse than glitter to clean up!
Don't get me wrong.... I love the foil look.....but I would NEVER teach it in a class....it would be a HUGE mess and my girls would be so frustrated!
I suggest you go to Jennifers post....she has a wonderful step by step tutorial....and give it a go....I would love to see what you come up with.
Check out these two lovely cards I received in the mail a couple weeks back. The first was sent to me by a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators who belong to the same Random Act of Kindness group that I do.
And this one from another demonstrator who belongs to another group I belong to called Make a Card Send a Card....love it!
New Holiday catalog is coming September 1....so for the next couple of weeks I am going to share product videos of some of the things that will be available in that new catalog.....let's get this party started with Halloween....