This post is in partnership with Therm O Web’s Deco Foil™ line. I’ve been using this stuff for a couple of months now and I figured it was high time I shared with you how I use it! It’s incredibly easy and adds SO MUCH SPARKLE to your work (calligraphy or otherwise).
In the above image I’ve applied the metallic foil (I don’t dare say gold, because it’s not real gold) in 3 different ways; (from top) laminator, bone folder and die cut machine. My favorite is probably the die cut machine, second is the bone folder because of the application. But I’ll talk about that a little later.
The foils come in a zillion different colors. I’m excited to try the watercolor foils soon because of the subtle color variation from one spot to another. Here I’ve used Pink Melon (top), Rose Gold (middle) and Copper (bottom). I use the copper one the most, it photographs better than the lighter golds do, so I prefer that. Let’s go through the materials needed for this technique and just get going, shall we?
- Deco Foil™ Adhesive Pen
- Small empty container
- Container of windex or diluted dish soap
- Vessel of water
- Pen wipe or lint-free towel
- Toothpick (preferably one with a blunt end)
- Deco Foil™ Metallic Transfer Sheets
- Card stock (I used Savoy Natural White and Artagain Black)
- Favorite pen holder and a hefty nib (I used the Brause Steno)
- Bonefolder, Laminator or Die Cut machine
The supplies list feels kind of long to me; but I bet if you’re anything like me, you’ll have most of these things. For the instructions, click the read more button below!