May technique class was the Tarnished Foil technique - a fan favorite of mine as I love the rustic vintage type card looks!
Start by using direct to paper technique gently swipe your foil cardstock with Staz On to create streaks. Allow to dry. Optional Stamp images onto the foil sheet using a Versamark Ink Pad and heat emboss with gold/bronze/copper. Next place the prepared foil sheet into an embossing folder. Since the foil is one sided choose whether you want to emboss (push up) or deboss (push in) the embossing image onto the foil. Using a VersaMark ink pad, rub the edge or corner of the pad lightly over the raised portions of the dry embossed foil sheet. Pour gold embossing powder over the surface. Tap off the excess. Repeat if desired with copper/bronze/pewter.
Make sure the embossing powder is not covering too much of the stamped images in the background and that you are leaving portions of the silver foil showing. Repeat until happy. Next use the Direct-To-Paper technique to add some Jet Black StazOn to the panel gently rubbing over raised areas and framing edge. This will create more contrast between the raised and recessed areas and add an old, rustic, tarnished look. The black also allows you to bring out the interesting textures created by the foil and by the melted embossing powder. Once stratified with your tarnished look complete card as desired.
At the class we make 3 projects - the first one is a reference card for future reflections at home. It gives cardmakers a chance to practice the technque before moving on to the next projects. For the reference card we played with the Tin Tile 3D embossing folder.
Card Two made use the the new Button Button embossing folder and the Well Written dies and Well Said stamp bundle
Final card we played with the Woodland embossing folder and an encore of a prior peekaboo embossing technique with the Geared Up Garage stamp set and the A Good Man stamp set.
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