There has been quite a few members of the crafting community passing away this year due to the virus that has swept the globe and I wanted to make a page dedicated to them. When a crafter passes away, we not only lose their sweet soul this side of heaven but also the wonderful things that could have been created if they were still with us. Here’s to the ones creating beyond the clouds! You are missed friends!
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.
You can watch the video if you want to see how I did the background… but here is the main thing I wanted to showcase in this project: how to add foiling details in an art journal with no heat or special tools required. It’s so easy!
I applied an even layer of TCW 9049 Tacky When Dry Dry Gel Medium through 12×12 TCW616 Angel Wings Stencil with a palette knife on the right side of the wing template placed just to the right of the middle binding of the book. I’m going to move the stencil over a bit before I apply a layer through the left side of the stencil but the medium has to dry completely before I can do that. There is no way to rush this part of the process my friends but it only takes about 10-15 mins depending on how heavy a layer of gel was put down.
During the wait, I was able to stamp the Missing You sentiment from TCW2203 Missing You 4×6 Clear Stamps in clear Versamark Ink and embossed it with a black super fine embossing powder in the lower right hand corner of the layout.
Once the TCW 9049 Tacky When Dry Dry Gel Medium dried to a clear finish, I applied a sheet of heat reactive foil (Rose Gold from Heidi Swapp MINC) over top of the stenciled image. (You can use any foil you wish as long as it NOT vinyl- that’s a whole other species). I burnished over the image just using my finger tips. This is a delicate type of material so I would not recommend using a burnishing tool (embossing needle, bone folder, etc.) other than your finger tips.
Once you peel the foil from the stenciled image (you do not have to be gentle with this part), the foil will stick to the gel medium revealing this gorgeous and textured wing! The foil will most likely not stick to all of the medium but there is some beauty in this grunge isn’t there? Feel free to place the foil back on top of the image and repeat the burnishing process to allow even more of the foil to transfer if desired.
I repeated the same process for the left side of the page with the other wing.
When applying not only the tacky gel but also the foil, things tend to get sticky which can present a problem in an art journal. Apply a light layer of anti static powder (cornstarch or baby powder) over the area and you should be good to go! Add a sheet of wax paper in between the pages for added protection!
As a bonus, you also have this gorgeous gold wing that can be cut up and used on any project you chose! Adhere it to a piece of paper to be used as collage fodder for later (:
I added a few more designs and elements to the page but I finished out the layout by adding a plethora of stars using TCW9005 White Modeling Paste through TCW2302 Star Sparkle Slimline Stencil with a palette knife.
Renae Davis, The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member