Today's post will be the fourth in a series of the talented artists and products I discovered recently at the Heirloom Productions Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival.
To read the first post in this series about Totally Tiffany CLICK HERE.
To read the second post in this series about Local King Rubber Stamp CLICK HERE.
To read the third post in this series about Stamplistic CLICK HERE.
I met Laura Bastian the owner of Creative Vision Stamps approximately three years ago when I joined her Design Team. I have since been able to re-unite with her every year at the stamp show. Laura is a one-woman show - she designs, presses, cuts & packages her stamps by herself, along with running her family's 40 year roofing business!
This year I signed up to take the Brilliant & Beautiful Workshop with Creative Vision Stamps using Laura's newest product: Foilables.
What Is Foiling?
Foil stamping is a special kind of printing procedure where heat, pressure, and a metallic paper (foil) is used to create different shiny designs and graphics on various materials. Foil stamping gives the stamped design a shiny and incredible look and is increasingly popular in many an art industry. Foil stamping is also referred to as hot stamping (because of the use of heat), foil printing, dry stamping, and leaf stamping. You can purchase pre-printed designs through companies like Creative Vision Stamps, or you can create your own if you have a laser printer! It must be a laser printer and not an inkjet, or it will not work.
Simple Foiling Instructions
Step One: Cut out the pre-printed toner graphic.
Step Two: Lay the piece you just cut out, onto a carrier sheet. A carrier sheet can be as simple as a piece of cardstock. It holds/carries the graphic through the laminator and provides support so the rollers can apply even pressure as the foil is applied.
Step Three: Cut a piece of foil large enough to fully cover the graphic.
Step Four: Lay the foil COLOR SIDE UP, onto the graphic.
Step Five: Send it through the laminator once. For best results, pass it through the laminator again but this time rotate it at a 90 degree angle.
Step Six: Allow the graphic to completely cool. Using a foil applicator, gently burnish the foil onto the graphic. Then slowing from one corner, peel the foil back.
You also need to purchase a heat machine and ff you take one thing away from today's post, it is this:
If foiling is your thing, a simple inexpensive laminator will do the same job a pricey minc machine will do! Save yourself the money!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!