Monday, December 13, 2010

Foil Work

Embossed Foil Craft 
Today I am with you,
with totally a different craft project...
A project of Foil Work,
embossed the foil and work on it



I did many projects with foil even with kitchen Aluminum foil.
But it is with some hard foil sheet which I embossed
first and than colour it with different medium.
Its bit time taking project but the results are surprising.
We can start it with ...

 We need a stenciled type pattern, red carbon paper,
a ball pen or pencil and obviously the foil sheet as per the 
measurement of your pattern and yes 
a cardboard sheet of final required size.

 
Anything which has rounded balls type,
a tool is easily available in the market for embossing the foil
but here I used my old make up brushes, 
I worked with them very easily because they are in different sizes.


Red carbon paper is not as much required in this project, 
but I want to tell you if ever you want to trace on foil, either on 
foil sheet or kitchen foil, it is only Red Carbon Paper which
can work on it. Now you can see 
I taped the pattern on the foil and just trace the pattern 
with a blunt ball point and because of the pressure 
you applied on pattern the trace will appear like this, 
as shown below
 

Now you have the clear pattern on your foil sheet.
At this we start embossing with the backside of the brushes.


Always try to start your work from the middle, 
so first I embossed the petals of flowers.
With a soft hand use the round tip slowly in the petals and 
after some strokes a curve will appear in the petals.
Do it until you feel a required curve is appeared.


Now from the backside which is originally the front side, 
it appears like this.

Here it is the complete pattern embossed on the foil.


To make these curves solid I used POP, plaster of paris,
dissolve some POP with white glue and water and 
fill the gaps equally and let them dry, 
better to leave it over night.


Now it is rock hard and stick strongly in the gaps of your 
embossed petals.


Spread white glue on the edges of the card board, 
and some strokes in the middle. 
Use the smooth surface for the front.


Now place your foil under the cardboard.
(remember it should be in the middle)
And fold from each side and press firmly the edges specially.

So its your final result of embossing the foil. 
Now it is completed,
and set for the next step i.e painting


Here are several ways to paint or polish it...
 You can apply permanent ink with a cotton fabric on the foil,
the next option is simple show polish in your desired colour,
and the third option is glass paints


It is the result of  Brown shoe polish, 
I used it with a simple shoe polish brush, 
this will give it an antique look. 
After 12 hours you can apply transparent lacquer on it,
it will save it and give a bit shiny look.

And it is with glass paints,
first I applied paint on the pattern and 
then give it a light  shade background of that same colour.

So its my today's project, hope you like it and 
I am sure you all have many more ideas for applying it.
 I am very much interested to make a fruit basket
with this technique and used glass paints...
Hope I will try it soon, 
and if I tried sure will share it with you.

  
It is another project with foil, but it is with simple 
kitchen Aluminum Foil.
Just crushed it, paste it on the cardboard, 
trace the pattern and colour it...
And here for tracing you will use only red carbon paper.

I am waiting for your responses about how do you see this project
Love to you all

HAPPY CRAFTING



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40 wonderful people gave their lovely opinion:

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow!!! That is a great project! Love it!!

Debbie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is so pretty Farah! I am very drawn to the color and texture! Nice job, and thanks for voting on my mantel. You can do it every day it said.

Brandi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Unique idea! beautiful project!

Catalina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hey, that's cool. I was wondering if it was like a solid sheet of metal. And the lacquer looks really nice on it.

Heavenly Muse said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wow...everyone could make but concentration and neatness is required as you just invested in making this.

Johanna said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hello Farah,
you are really a craft artist. That looks very easy but the result is amazing. I am happy that you share all your good ideas.
Greetings, Johanna

Tanya said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great idea!

HANI said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

this is such a wonderful idea.. love your frames.. really nice color combinations.. :)

Biljana said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Amazing project, it looks simply beautiful:)
Great tutorial, thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Biljana

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is gorgeous Farah! I really love the foil even without it being painted! Would look fantastic mounted to a wonderful paper and put in a great frame, too!

anandhirajan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi farah, That is great project you have included minute tips and I really appreciate it. I have been doing metal embossing with its tools now you have shown it with old make brush kit" that is very useful idea. Thankyou for sharing
anandhirajan

ElizOF said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Stopping by and following your blog from the Follow Me Monday blog hop...
Have a happy holiday season!
Best,
Elizabeth

kokab khalid said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

what a nice work .it turnout really beautiful.your choice of colors is g8.like ur work.

Liz@http://infusewithliz.blogspot.com/ said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, that is great! You are so talented! Do you leave the plaster of paris attached after you are done with the accent colors, or do you peel it apart.

Farah Muzaffar said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@ Liz... it will remain inside to give the embossed effect a strong base, otherwise a bit pressure can vanished the effect of embossing...

SavannahGranny said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Farah, This is a beautiful craft. I also like the one on kitchen foil. You are constantly coming up with things I wouldn't think of. Did you attend art school or is your family also talented in this way.
This would make beautiful plaques for any room in the house.
Thank you for the holiday wishes and for your sweet comments on my nativity. Blessings to you, Love, Ginger

June said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a fascinating process to get to this beauty Farrah. Love it.
So happy I stopped by today.
hugs to you from here...

Radka said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very interesting, Farah, a great result!

Lindsey said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wow! This is so beautiful!
I'm your newest blog follower from Thinking of Me Thursdays!
I'd love for you to follow me back.
http://notsoeasybeinggreen.blogspot.com

Mari said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow that is so cool and pretty. wish i was that crafty. lol wish my hands just worked properly in general. new follower here.

big B said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful! What a fun project and such a gorgeous result!

Mika said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi!
That is so pretty!
I'm following from the blog hop.
I'd love a follow back at www.mikaspantry.blogspot.com

Thanks!
Mika

Felicia said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow! That is such a cool craft! Hi! I found you on the blog hop! I can't wait to read threw your blog! I would love it if you came and followed mine! skittaskattfurniture.blogspot.com

Nan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

really great!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi lovely lady Your new craft is so Beautiful just like the lady helping us with it.I hope you are having a nice day. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my Tablescapes you are sweet. lol
Diane

April said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow! That's amazing!

Vivian said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

that is beautiful, great tutorial. Newest follow on GFC, follow back at
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Bella said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hello Farah, I have never seen anything like this done! Wow... it is so clever, and the end result is beautiful!
Thanks for sharing your amazing ideas :-)
Bella

Jenny said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great job! It came out so well!

Jenny said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Found you on the blog hop! I'm your newest follower! http://aworldofcrafts.blogspot.com/

Beedeebabee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a fun project Farrah! I love the one you made with the kitchen foil as well! Thanks for sharing and happy creating!!! xo Paulette

Rumtruffle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Well it's Sunday, I'm surfing and I'm relaxed so guess I'm in the right place! I am loving your blog, lots of interesting posts. Paper Artsy here in the UK have some beautiful plates for emossing this this, its a slightly different process in that yoy lay the foil on top on the plate and rub over but the effect is the same. I would love it if you could visit me back.
Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a great new year.
Helen x
www.acraftykindoftruffle.blogspot.com

suhana said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

amazing idea..thanks

Rubina Abid said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Masha Allah, You created it beautifully and neatly, Second thing is I really appreciate that you always share your skills generously.
May ALLAH bless you always.

Harish said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi , I Fould your link in bing.com ,Nice Blogs You write I have Bookmarked itwork from home

ManoArt said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thats soooooooooo creative mashAllah!!!!

Dr Sonia S V said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your Metal embossing is lovely. I have always wanted to try this and even bought the equipment but didnt have the courage. Such a well written tutorial.
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Sakina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

hi Farah new to your blog. Really loved this idea. so sweet of you to share.

Tamar's Treasures said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi, Farah, I love your foil embossing. It is amazing and the possibilities are endless....I am imagining a French "Fleur de lis" (which is a Lily flower) and then, antiquing it with the shoe polish and then, it can be layered on a page of beautiful scrapbook paper that is also "antiqued, and I picture it in a fancy, ornate frame. It would be so pretty.
Thanks for sharing it.
Tamar

Constance Tupper said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I was given this as an assignment in my Graphic Design course. I just finished last today.. I did a Burmese mythical bird.

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