Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Foil Play DT Challenge: foiled and glittered projects from Mrs D

Mrs D of the Craft Telly forum has produced this beautiful selection of foiled and glittered projects for the Foil Play Design Team Challenge.

Mrs D made the card above by 'colouring' in a peel off using a glue pen and oil on water marbled foil and glittering the shape of a flower in black glitter and holographic silver. She commented that she loved the effect of the oil on water as it shows so many colours.
The second card uses plasterer's mesh tap which is sticky on one side. The foil adheres to this very well and the mesh gives a trellis effect so using the foils is a very effective way to colour it. The flower is foiled in copper and holographic silver with black glittered foam pads in the centre. Mrs D stamped a small flower shape onto black and white shrink plastic then used a glue pen to trace the shapes and foiled one in silver and one in gold. When the gold one shrank the foil really glittered.
The third card was one Mrs D really enjoyed making. She foiled several rows of small foam pads in silver, oil on water and gold then drew a shape of a sunrise and foiled the sun in a mixture of gold and copper before filling in the rest of the picture with the mosiac type effect of the foiled foam pads. They really glitter but the effect doesn't show so well on the photo. Left over pads were used to accent the corners.
The fourth card was made using the plasterer's mesh again but this time foiled only in gold and secured with 4 brads. The dragonfly is stamped on acetate and the wings are foiled in gold and silver. The background is a mixture of all the foils used in a patchwork type effect which could look quite effective on an altered art type project.

Mrs D commented that her very favourite foil was the oil on water marbled effect which actually looked different depending on what colour of card you foiled it on to. The black marble effect one was more tricky to use and didn't come out as well as the rest. She was a bit unsure about the holographic silver as it may have been a bit too blingy but that wasn't the case, when applied. She especially liked the silver and crystal holographic glitters, as they give a gorgeous subtle sparkle with so many different colours running through them.

Thank you, Mrs D for these gorgeous projects!

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