A starter pack of 10 sheets of rub on foil. If you are new to foiling, this is an ideal 'taster' kit, giving you a great selection of foils at a very affordable price.
The pack includes 10 foils: a selection of gold metallic and holographic foils. Individual sheets of foil are approximately 6 inches long, width varies between 2 to 4 inches. The kit is packed flat on card in a 5 x 7" cello bag.
A colour illustrated leaflet containing instructions, hints and tips on using the foils is included.
What are the foils?
A powder-coated film, which creates a lovely foiled effect for your crafts when applied with adhesive. Keen crafters will be able to make beautiful, individual cards and other projects using these very versatile materials. If you are arty or crafty (and even if you aren't) you will be able to come up with some fabulous results. You can transform your craft projects to something much more luxurious by adding your own foiled detailing to the design.
How can I use them?
- Apply to an adhesive that dries 'tacky' such as Tonertex Write & Rub, Sakura Quickie, Zig glue pens or similar, or double sided adhesive film or tape. To use a glue pen, write, trace or highlight a design and leave it to dry completely so that it is clear (which can take up to 30 minutes). Then press the foil over the adhesive(shiny or coloured side up), rub over the design and then lift off - it's that simple! If there are any gaps in your design, press an unused piece of foil over the glue.
- Cut flourishes or other designs from self adhesive film and foil them - this is how I produced the Foil Play logo above. Alternatively, for a more subtle approach, highlight elements on a die cut shape with your glue pen and then foil.
- Apply with a hot foiling pen - just place foil shiny or colour side up on your project and write or draw your design on the foil;
- As they work with heat, the foils will also work with your Craft Dragon or TODO foiling machine, depending on the width of the foil and the width of your die;
- Apply to any other tacky adhesive, such as: double sided peel off stickers; double sided tape for border effects; Xyron machine adhesive, the reverse of self adhesive paper; magic motifs or fine glue dots (applied to acetate, these will give a 'mesh' effect);
- Foils can be applied to most hard surfaces (although if the surface is porous, bear in mind that the glue will sink in) - how about creating a decorative foiled design on glass or a tile?
- Use as nail art foil with special nail adhesive.
For more ideas, take a look at Foil Play's Design Team board on Pinterest.
What can't I use them for?
Attractive though they are, unfortunately the foils aren't suitable for food use, such as wrapping chocolates and sweets. Nor are they robust enough to be embossed or to be directly die cut or punched. These aren't toner based foils, so not suitable for foiling text or detailed images with foiling machines - although they will adhere to laser toner, they will also leave specks of foil on the rest of the page. You could however use them to foil shapes die cut from black print toner sheets.