For this project, you'll need to gather the following:
cardboard... I used various sized- but wanted room to mat under it before playing it on a card. leaves,
die cuts from circuit, sizzix, big shot, cuttlebug embossing , lace, etc. ... really anything flat with some sort of texture ( I used an artifical thin leaves (as fresh dried leaves were not available and a circuit die cut for my projects - would like to try a Cuttlebug embossing folder image.
3M Spray Glue (glue sticks) The directions called for the 3M Spray Glue - to hold the textured item to the cardboard and then a second spray over both the cardboard and the textured item before you add the foil, to hold everything in place.
inexpensive aluminum foil
$1 a can matte black spray paint found at Home Depot ... seriously, you want the cheap stuff (this works so well - other colors could be used as well, I think.) Also Shoe polish might work instead of the spray paint - I tried the bottle with applicator for another project, you let it sit for a bit and then wipe off - not sure you get as good a coverage.
0000 steel wool
Technique: 1. Take your piece of cardboard cut to the size you want.
2.Then lightly spray the glue on the cardboard.
3. Lay your textured item on the sticky board textured side up. ( with leaves you will want the vein side up.
4. Spray the cardboard again.
5. Lay a piece of tin foil over the cardboard shiny side up. Turn over and fold foil to the back
6. Use finger to rub the surface of the board and reveal the texture underneath.
7. Spray with the cheapo spray and let completely dry
8. Rub the spray paint off to reveal the textured item underneath.
9. Using the softest of steel wool, burnished the reliefs. Can burnish the boards completely or what areas you want.
10. If you accidentaly rub to hard and tear the foil it can be glued gently back in place Or repaired by using a black or silver sharpie to camouflage the tear.
11. Turn your foiled image into a card or other project
12. Please include some stamping - stamping on foil can be tricky - but if you do and it doesn’t work well - rub off immediately
I have never offered a challenge that had so many details to making it - so please feel free to ask questions. I love the cards that I created and the one of the boy fishing will be used in a scrapbook for my grandson. The details may seem long, but it really doesn’t take long to create the image, I had more trouble finding the papers to use to finish the card off.