Thursday, 8 November 2012

Tin Foil Backgrounds

Hi Peeps

Just thought i'd share this as its a great tip and is a cheap alternative to the quite expensive foiled sheets you can buy :)

This is what you need

Tin foil
Thick Card (old packaging works a treat)
PVA-good quality (Modge Podge or a thick one)
Acrylic Paint
Brush or sponges


Take your desired size of card (A5 is what I’ve used)
Rip a piece of foil a little bit bigger and scrumple it up and lay it flat again

PVA your card and press the foil down firmly you could use an acrylic block or your brayer
LETS IT DRY OFF (about 5 to 10 mins) you can speed it up with heat tool but it gets hot !!!!! I just do another while I’m waiting. The reason i say this is if you’ve been a bit generous with the glue it will burst through the foil it doesn’t ruin your project but it makes a hell of a mess of your folders !!

Cut it to size and bung it through your machine with your chosen embossing folder

Swoosh paint all over it then take a damp bit of kitchen roll and wipe off the excess.

Let it dry and your done cheap and easy and rather messy ha ha
For a more distressed look you could gently sand the surface too.

Try different folders and use the emboss and deboss sides for different results, try you alcohol pens and inks instead of the paint ........ you can get some fabby results :)

Enjoy xx Kath xx


  1. Must have a go at this - looks fab

  2. wow thats a brill idea, must have a go, thank you kath its brill x

  3. Great tip Kath. thank you for shareing. I will have to try as your end result is great.x

  4. Kathryn, I've saved your entire blog to my 'favourites' as yopur tips and hints are fab! Thought I'd seen/done/creatd most of them, but you have a couple I haven't come across before!
    Hugs Ei x

  5. Wow! Really great technique and thanks for the step by step tutorial. I love to get messy and this looks perfect :)

  6. Great idea, and well explained tutorial. Sounds like more of a kitchen table, rather than a crafting in bed, technique so will have to keep it in mind for when I'm more up to it. It would be a great thing to do with my nephews who love paint and messy crafting.

  7. I so need to get around to trying this, brilliant hun
    Lindsay xx

  8. A super idea, thanks for sharing it with us x

  9. One day I will get round to having a go at that - one day!!:)
    Michelle x

  10. This is brilliant Kath. A great idea.

    Linda xxx

  11. That was great thank you xxx

  12. now that was brilliant, clever lady x

  13. oooooo I LOVE this idea ..... I will be defo trying this xxx

    T xxx

  14. i'm off trying this one next week for sure thanks hun


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