Hello Colourcraft friends. Gail here today. I have been playing with Brusho's on photo paper. I noticed that when I spritzed the photo paper with water it got quite sticky and that got me wondering if it would be sticky enough to apply Colourcraft foils. The answer is yes!!
I started by taking a 6 x 4 piece of photo paper. These are some I bought that have 'post-it' sticky on the back. This means I can stick them to my mat, which is great cos when you add water to photo paper it curls. A bit of low tack tape on the corners or edges would be good if you are using plain photopaper. I sprinkled Turquoise, Ost. Blue and Leaf Green Brusho powders and spritzed with water using the clear spray bottle.
Colourcraft have a range of Transfer Foils. Today I am going to use the gold.
I let the water dry a bit on my Brushoed spritzed photo paper and then applied my gold foil, colour side up. I pressed it down and peeled it off again.
Hmmmmmmm.... That's not too impressive is it?? But some did stick! The panel was still quite damp and sticky so I put the foil back down, pressed it down in places and popped out and fed the rabbits. 10 minutes maybe......
Tah-Dah!!!! Success. Maybe a bit too much foil now?? But very cool.
Second attempt, using Ost Red, Crimson and Sandstone Brusho powders. This time I used my heat gun to dry the photo paper until all the loose water was gone and some patches started to look dry. Then I applied the foil sheet. I just burnished it in a small area and then lifted it off again. If your foil slips then the surface is still too wet. I kept pressing the foil down and peeling it off until I was happy with the amount of foil on my paper. Think leg waxing. Foil on, foil off.....
Then I made another panel using Scarlet and Violet Brusho powders. Love that one. Reminds me of posh marble.
I hope you get time to get crafty today and maybe try this technique.
Thanks for looking.
Thanks for looking.