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Fab Foil Post: Jo Herbert

Hi All, welcome to my very first blog post for WOW.  I am very excited to show case the Fab Foil products in today's' post. I have to say these products have not only been easy to to play with but so much fun at the same time. WOW has such a beautiful array of foil colours. 
Today I have used the Violet foil with watercolouring. When using the bonding powder with the fab foil I have found that the foil becomes so permanent on the cardstock that I can easily watercolour over the foil image. The possibilities are endless and my mind just sparked with so many light bulb moments in this process. 

I have repeat stamped the Happy sentiment from Mr Wow's wonderful words stampset in a circle mask. 

Using the WOW's embossing pad I stamped the leaves from the Flights of Fancy stampset then heat embossed with the bonding powder leaving it sticky whilst placing the Violet Fab Foil over the stamped image inserting the cardstock in between a folded piece of copy paper then feeding …

Foiled Thanks

Hello crafty friends, how are we all? There have been some amazing DT projects so far this month and some gorgeous challenge entries so far. I can't wait to see some more! I'm a huge fan of Fab Foils so I really enjoyed making this super-shiny card.

To start, I stamped circular images across the card front using the Hearts & Twine Stamp Set. I sprinkled the images with Bonding Powder then melted with a heat tool. While the powder was still tacky I lay Violet Fab Foil on top face side up and rubbed with a burnishing tool before peeling it away.


I then stamped smaller circles across the card, sprinkled with Bonding Powder then brushed some of the powder away with a small brush before melting  to create a distressed look. I used Rose Gold Fab Foil over these areas.

They are so clever these Fab Foils, you don't even need heat to use them. For this border I just ran double-sided tape down the edge then placed a strip of Fab Foil on top, rubbed gently then peeled it away, s…

Don't Forget to Be Awesome - layout by Riikka

Hello there! It's Riikka here to share a layout with foils! They are tricky to capture to the photo, but easy to use. And you can use different techniques with them. I've used several different in this layout, please scroll down to the step by step if you want to know more.

I used gold and blush colored foils in this layout about my older daughter. The picture in the page is actually taken on her birthday early this year. The saying "don't forget to be awesome" and foil make a great match, sparkling one could even say. The journaling is about how I always find it magnificent that my 8-year-old has such a strong self-esteem and style - it took me twenty years to find mine! 
As you can see from the photo above, there's several things sparkling in this piece so let's get going with the step by step! 

Step 1. Start with the background. The foils will stick to anything, well, sticky, so grab a glue pen or paper clue stick and apply the adhesive through a sten…

Art Journal Page by Susanne

Hi everyone!

Susanne here today and I've to share a step by step how-to for this art journal spread. A highlight is the Gold Foil I've used together with Bonding Powder and a stencil.



I used my homemade traveler's journal and picked a gelli printed background. I added a layer of white gesso. After this was dry I used acrylic paints and applied them with my fingers.



I made sure that everything was bone dry and added Embossing ink through a stencil (this on is from STAMPlorations). I used WOW! Bonding Powder together with Fab Foil Gold. All you have to do is: melt the powder and add the foil while the powder is still hot and sticky.



I needed some contrast and decided to use black acrylic paint. I also added some green colour.



I stamped the dandelions from the "Make A Wish" stamp set and embossed them with Black Glint Powder. I used Archival Ink for the circles (Hearts And Twine set) and added some white with an oil pastel.


Finally I stamped some texture to the cir…

Enjoy today

Hello, this is Laurence today to share one of my techniques with foil. You will agree that foil looks different from embossing powder but is quite fun and easy to work with.
 1. Apply gesso on your background. 2. Add acrylic paint and dilute it with water. The 2 feathers are covered with undiluted acrylic paint.

3. Roll your brayer on your embossing pad and apply on the feather. Using a brayer is perfect as I didn't want to cover the die completely and still wanted the color to show through.
 4. Cover with Bonding powder, heat  and when still hot press down your foil and burnish.  5. Here is your finished feather. 5. Ink your stamp with clear embossing powder, cover with bonding powder and heat with your heatgun. Press down your foil and burnish 
6. Use  foam square to add dimension to your die cut.
I hope you will feel inspired and join our current challenge.
SUPPLIES LIST : To make it easier for you, here's what Laurence used on her fab project

AUGUST CHALLENGE AND JULY WINNER !!!

Hi Guys,

For this month, we have challenged you and the design team with the theme "FOIL IT" We would love it if you play along with us :) You can link up your entries using our link below ! The closing date for this challenge is 24th August 2017. and the winner will receive a gift voucher for £15.00/$15.00 to treat yourself to some WOW! goodies via our website. You MUST use Foil in your entry !!

For your chance to win a selection of WOW! Foils and accessories, leave a comment saying why you want to win.... it's as simple as that !!!
Here's my take on the challenge...

I absolutely LOVE the WOW! Fab Foils !!! Yes they work with a toner printer, a laminator, our Bonding Powder but for that quick simple card they work wonderfully with adhesives.

I received the most gorgeous thoughtful gift recently from a lovely young lady called Casey, so I made her a thank you card, I know she loves shiny things, so foil was perfect !!

I started by cutting black card to the finished size I…