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Okay....I still don't have it perfected, but I will post it anyway. I will come back and add suggestions and tips as I keep working with it and will post more pictures and a finished project later. (I loved the old tin ceiling tile look of the tin foil on the tutorial page!! Which is what got me so excited about this technique!!)
Today's technique/tutorial is: Alcohol ink on tin foil
Approximate time from start to finish: I'm going to say about 1 hour or more (allowing dry time of tin foil to the cardstock)
Difficulty: I'm going to say about a 3 out of 5 on this one - took me a while to figure out how to use the alcohol inks - may be easier for those who have used alcohol inks before.
Less is more when it comes to stamping the alcohol ink on the tin foil! Stamping too many times really blends the colors as does using too much blending solution.
Don't "start in one place and work your way" (ex: I started at the top of my sheet and worked down) as your stamps are darker where you start and fade as you go (so my sheets were darker at the top and lighter at the bottom - not very uniform). Stamp all over the page to get a more uniform look
Use a good adhesive to bond your tin foil to your cardstock! I used a spray adhesive my first trial run and it ended up coming apart when I cut it/used it in my cricut. I am going to try plain old Elmer's glue this next time to see if it works any better.
In bad lighting, you may think that some of the silver is still shining through, but that may not be the case. (I over did it my first attempt because I thought it was still shining through, but it wasn't)
If you get some veining, don't worry it will eventually blend itself in.
If cutting with your cricut...use the mulit cut feature! 1 cut on max pressure and a blade depth of 6 will not make it all the way through!
Here are a couple pictures of my attempts at this and one of a finished butterfly for me to use on a page. (sorry for poor pics, but it is hard to photograph since it is so reflective):
First attempt (colors used: caramel, rust, oregano...same as those used in the tutorial) - too much blotting!! Colors really blended - can't really see the rust or oregano. You can actually see the colors better in this pic than IRL! LOL!)
Picture that shows more of the gold color (different camera settings and lighting):
First attempt paper with embossing:
Silhouette stamp (StazOn ink) on first attempt paper (adhesive wasn't strong enough as the foil came off my paper when I cut it with my punch)
Second attempt (colors used: watermelon, purple twilight) - once again...too much blending! This time I kept getting veining (which eventually disappears...unless you blot TOO much like I did here) so I kept blotting.
Butterfly cut out of second attempt paper:
Third attempt (colors used: sail boat blue, citrus) - good example of less is more!! I really liked how my blotting turned out on this sheet. Unfortunately, my adhesive isn't strong enough. I had tried to cut a dragonfly out of it, but the tin foil peeled up and tore. Also, the dragonfly didn't cut all the way through because I did not use the multi cut function.