Selective Foiling with Stencils + A Video Tutorial

Hi everyone! It’s Lindsay here with you today, from Crafting While Caffeinated Blog and YouTube Channel, and I am excited to share another video with you today. It is all about selective foiling with your stencils! Watch the video tutorial below for all the details!

The Video Tutorial

The video above contains products that were sent to me free of charge for design purposes. I only design for companies I can stand behind 100%! This post also contains affiliate links.

Making the Card

A handmade greeting card with selective stenciling. The Nature's Circuitry stencil is perfect for this cardmaking technique!

When using the selective foiling technique it’s all about masking! I decided to go with the new “Nature’s Circuitry” stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop and it is perfect for this technique! This stencil has several images, but I decided to use the largest butterfly on the 6″ x 6″ stencil.

I started this stenciling by ink blending on only the left side of the stencil. To do this all it takes is a little masking with painter's tape!

Before foiling, I had to first ink blend the area of the stencil that I didn’t want foiled. I used two dye inks and my Amazon blending brushes. It’s not really necessary to mask the rest of the stencil, but I did in this case, so the dye ink wouldn’t bleed with the gel I would be using on the right side of the stencil.

When the ink blending was complete, I masked off that area of the stencil with delicate painter’s tape. Then, it was time to put the Hot Foil Gel through the remaining stencil area. The trick with the Hot Foil Gel is a thin, even layer! It doesn’t need to be thick, but try and make it as smooth as possible.

Once you have your gel on, remove the stencil and wash it immediately or put it into a water bath. Once this gel dries, it’s there and not going anywhere! That being said, you will know the gel is dry and ready to use when it is clear.

Using different textures and finishes on this one stenciled image is a great way to add interest to a very clean and simple handmade card.

Once the gel dried completely, it was time to add the foil. I decided I wanted to add a few different textures to this butterfly. For the center or body of the butterfly, I added black flock. Then, on top of that I laid Pewter foil so it would cover the remainder of the gel exposed. For this to make more sense, be sure to watch the video above!

But all that was left to do to complete the foiling was run it through the laminator. I LOVE the way it turned out!!

I finished this clean and simple handmade card with a hey there stamped sentiment on a flag banner.

To finish this card, I kept it simple. I used the Micro Dots stencil and gray ink to add a little texture to the background. Then, I finished it off with a Hey There flag banner sentiment.

I hope you all enjoyed a look at how easy it is to do selective foiling with your stencils. And how easily you can add more textures and finishes with this technique!

If you are interested in any of the Crafter’s Workshop supplies I used today, you can find them all listed and linked down below! Until next time, stay healthy and safe and happy crafting!!

Supply List

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The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Stencil - Nature's Circuitry
The Crafter’s Workshop – 6 x 6 Stencil – Nature’s Circuitry
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The Crafter's Workshop Hot Foil Gel
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