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Stained Foil by April Williams

Hello, everyone!  I want to show you a technique that I came up with last week that I call stained foil. It uses regular house-hold aluminum foil, so no need to buy specialty paper. I wanted a shimmery looking wintry background and this is what I came up with. I hope you like it and will try it out.

Supplies needed:

  1. Super Adhesive Sheets
  2. aluminum foil
  3. Distress stains -- white, blue and pink
  4. paper towel or tissue to wipe stain
  5. white card stock

Peel off one side of the sticky paper and adhere card stock to it. Peel off the other side of the sticky paper and adhere the foil.

Take the white stain and rub it all over the foil piece.  Then take a tissue and rub it lightly over the white stain to spread it out into a thin layer.

I let this dry. It did not take long and then I ran the card through an embossing folder.  I added blue stain for the sky and spread it with a tissue again.

Next I added some more white and smoothed it out and then added some pink. You may want to add some more blue and pink to get the effect that you want. The white stain seems to help the colored stains to not smear off the foil.

Here is the end result.

Here is another one I did using different colors.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.  I hope you will try this technique on some of your winter cards. Have a wonderful day!


Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:

  1. Snow Birds 3044-385E
  2. Vanilla Ice embossing powder EP265
  3. Cloud Nine velvet glitter GM2000
  4. Super Adhesive Sheets 99558

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