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Welcome back to our Wednesday Inspiration Team’s blog hop! This week we’re so excited to feature Brutus Monroe‘s new line of Deco Foil products made especially for us! We all received a box of goodies last week to play with and I admit, I was a bit intimidated at first! I’ve only worked with the foil on my alcohol ink prints and loved it, but didn’t use Transfer Gel for those. I had the mistaken idea that I need a heat laminator to use these products together, but thankfully, I was wrong! Let me tell you about my project!
I started with a card base of Brutus Monroe’s heavy Lunchbag cardstock, and my Tim Holtz Numbers stencil which I taped to my card front. I “painted” the Tranfer Gel right over the stencil, being sure to work it into the grooves and then removed my stencil and hit the gel on my card with the heat tool for a minute or so till it was dried but still a bit tacky. I chose to use the gorgeous red/gold/black foil and laid it over the gelled design, then pressed and rubbed and pressed some more to transfer the foil. I turned the foil around and did it again, making the lines of the foil go in the opposite direction just for the visual interest. Next I inked up a sponge with Suede Surface Ink and sponged it all over the card front, then did the same with Wagon ink around the edges, and topped the edges off with a sponging of Raven Detail ink. I added a light covering of the Raven over the card front to make the stenciled design stand out even more.
I heat-embossed the sentiment from Break The Rules onto a piece of die-cut cardstock, over-stamped with a Tim Holtz script stamp and sponged a little Suede in the center and Raven around the edges. The pointing finger stamp is by Stampabilities. A layer of die-cut black went beneath to make it stand out.
I just love how the shiny foil and embossing contrast so well with the grunge! I popped onto the Brutus Monroe website to see what other foiling items they carry and was shocked to see FOUR pages of all the supplies for this medium!! I can’t wait to learn more techniques for using it! Perhaps you’ll discover something new to try or just add to your stash! Thanks for stopping by! And be sure to check out the other team members projects! You’ll find Aletha’s here and Berina’s here , Waleska’s is here and Marie’s is here!