' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Experiment in foiling

Sunday 1 November 2020

Experiment in foiling

Only a few weeks to go before Christmas! You must all be fed up with making cards, no? 
Well, if you are, relax, our Country View Challenge, which this month is hosted by Jane, is "Not a card". 

I created a Masterboard with Fresco paints and stamped motifs from two Paper Artsy sets (ELB33, EEV06).
I had in mind testing hot foiling with stamped images and used 2 techniques on my Masterboard. The leaves were embossed with Frosted Crystal EP (Ranger Antiquities) and the wheat grass and has been stamped with gel medium before foiling.

These 2 techniques,  EP+foiling and stamped gel medium+foiling give VERY different results....

On the left before foiling, the stamped image have a lot of detail but after foiling the one that has been embossed is almost a solid image whilst the wheatgrass and leaf stamped with gel medium is barely visible.

So there you are both methods tested for you... 
If you want a better result, fear not as Country View Crafts is now stocking the latest tools from Heidi Swapp to stamp/write & foil

Over to you now, have a look at what the DT made on the Country View Challenge blog and link up your project to the challenge for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop.

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the SSS Wednesday and Paperbabe challenges.


  1. Made mine in January, can't abide the repetitive nature of them so always get them out of the way early. But does give time to think about a few more special seasonal makes as you have done here and great recycling.

    You need to pop over to WLCB!!

    B x

  2. This looks fabulous Crafty, I've never been very successful with foiling but have never tried it with gel medium. Take care and have a very happy November, Sue xx

  3. Interesting techniques and fabulous results, Christine!!! Have a happy November!!! Big hugs xx

  4. absolutely fab Christine - love what you have done! Hugs Rachel x

  5. It is a great little project Christine ! Love the gold leaves.
    Corrie xx

  6. Gorgeous transformation! The gold leaves look so stunning against the soft pink background - beautiful 😁. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x

  7. Great use of a "test paper"! Interesting, how the different techniques turned out. I love the gold leaves most.
    Happy November!
    Evelyn xx

  8. Very interesting foiling play Christine! Looks like fun. Happy November xx

  9. This is such a clever way of recycling, lovely pop of foil giving a touch of elegance. Many thanks for sharing over @ Paperbabe Stamps and joining in with the challenge. Creative wishes Tracey (DT)

  10. Those glimmers of gold are wonderful, especially when they catch the light. Well worth a bit of experimenting.
    Alison x

  11. Anything recycled is good in my books. Love the foiling too, gorgeous. Happy crafting, Angela xXx