I love to foil ALL the things! Most of the time when I foil, I’m foiling cardstock and I can send it through my laminator which gives such gorgeous results! But recently I found some wooden tags and I really wanted to see if I could foil them. The main issue here is that the tags are quite a bit thicker than the cardstock so I couldn’t put them through my laminator. But I found something that works! Be sure to watch the video below for all the details!
Some of the supplies used in the video above were sent to me free of charge for design purposes. I only ever design for companies I stand behind 100%.
The tags I am using today I purchased at my local Michaels. However, you can find them online as well. And you can foil them on the raw material. But I love to paint them first. I used cheap acrylic paints to add color to each tag, both front and back, for a nice finished look.
After allowing the paint to dry, I added the hot foil gel. I put mine through different stencils onto each tags. Then again, you need to wait for the gel to dry. You’ll know it’s ready when it’s completely clear.
Now the tricky part; adding heat and getting the foil to adhere. I chose to use my iron. I start with a LOW setting and gradually increase the heat until I feel like it’s hot enough, but not too hot. This really is just trial and error and remember, you can always add more heat but you can’t take it away!
I LOVE the ways these tags look. They are so shiny and perfect for the holidays, but also to add a little shine whenever you feel like it!
If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on my project today, you can find them all linked down below. Until next time, happy crafting!!
- TCW870 Fir Branch Stencil
- TCW839 Wallflower Stencil
- TCW5003 Swirls Cake & Cookie Stencil
- TCW156 Cosmic Swirls Stencil
- TCW5020 Snowflakes Cake & Cookie Stencil
- TCW2162 Flakes Stencil
- Hot Foil Gel
- Palette Knife Set
- Wooden Tags
- Acrylic Paints
- Foam Brushes
- Deco Foil
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