My friend and I played with foil when doing the altered boxes. Since we had great difficulty with Ranger foil tearing we headed to the grocery to purchase heavy duty aluminum foil. I applied alcohol ink then crumpled it. It was adhered to light weight cardstock. I lightly rubbed some black paint over it for some depth, then applied Inka Gold in silver over the top bumps for more shine. The cattails were cut with impression obsession dies. The tips of the cattails were cut from wood veneer and adhered to the foil die cuts. The dragon fly was cut twice, once one from black and once from blue foil. I pieced the wings on the black die cut. Using scraps of green, I cut a mat from white and added 1/2" strips to the sides of the mat, saving the green prepared foil for other projects. Thanks for a great challenge and thanks for stopping by.
Date: Friday, May 9, 2014 GMT Views: 1695
Registered: March 13, 2012 Location: Southern Florida Posts: 5245
Fri, May 09, 2014 @ 7:11 AM
What a wonderful mixture of unusual materials you used on this lovely card, Nancy! I especially love the way the wood worked for the cattails. That tin foil border really looks great as well! And of course your signature stitching pulls it all together. It sounds like you and your friend had a super crafty time together and some very beautiful work came out of it. What could be better?!
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 101733
Fri, May 09, 2014 @ 8:18 AM
Wow, this is beautiful! The foil and wood cattails look so wonderful.
I just found some super "barbecue" foil which is heavier than my regular one, so I bought an extra roll to bring upstairs for craft use :D.
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 9160
Fri, May 09, 2014 @ 6:07 PM
Absolutely amazing. So many interesting techniques that turned out so well. I would love to see this in person...it is stunning in the photo so it must be out of this world in person. Your creativity is incredible.
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