Thursday, August 9, 2018

Miss You

I hope you enjoyed all the release projects the team has shared with you over the last week or so. I have another fun project to share with you today. I have received lots of questions about how I add foil to alcohol inked backgrounds. I thought I would share that technique today. I learned this technique at our recent MFT Retreat, Jody Morrow shared it with the group.

I gathered my supplies, Yupo card stock, alcohol inks, alcohol blending solution, and Deco Foil. I went for a blue, green, purple color combination.

To start out, I inked up a sheet of Yupo card stock. I layered about three layers of ink on this one piece. I dried each layer using an air compressor, before layering on the next layer. You want to get some dark, sticky spots where the ink meets.

Once I was happy with the way that the ink looked, I covered the Yupo paper with a sheet of Silver Foil. I rubbed the foil on top of the card stock. You don't want to scratch, just rub it with your fingertips. The next step was to pull up the foil. To add a little more silver,  I placed the foil down a couple of times in different places. You can use the foil sheet quite a few times.

My final step was to add the sentiment. I triple stacked the Miss You sentiment which is our Free with $60 Die-namics this month. To line up the words on my card, I use the negative die-cut. I secured it with Post It tape and then I add the die-cuts using the negative as a guide. Once the sentiment is secure, I carefully pull back the negative.

Here's one last picture of the card, you can probably see the silver foil a little better here.

Thank you so much for joining me again today. I hope you learned a tip or two. Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the amazing creations the design team has to share with you today. 


  1. What a cool technique. I've never done anything like this, and don't have the supplies. But maybe I will have to try it...

  2. Beautiful card and color combination. I will need to pull out my alcohol inks and try this! Thanks for sharing; I hadn't seen the additional step of adding the foil before.


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