Foil Art (ATC size) Gift Ornaments
Start by building your base.
I used cardboard cut into 2.5x3.5 inch size.
Layer with shapes and chipboard letters.
Glued down with Alene's tacky glue.
Wrap a lightly crumpled piece of foil around.
Just tape one edge to hold in place so that the
foil will not be pulled too tight.
You need some give as you press around the objects
or it will rip.
working from middle to outside edges.
Use your finger or anything with a rounded tip.
I used a chopstick for smaller areas.
Wrapping done. Now time for embellishment.
I used Adirondack Alcohol Inks in
latte, caramel and ginger colors.
Made an applicator with an old rubber stamp,
velcro and white felt square.
Apply inks to stamp pad.
Apply to foil. I did several layers to get some definition.
Let the ink dry. It dries pretty quickly.
I then applied white acrylic paint with a soft brush.
Note: white paint will pick up some of the color of the
ink as it dries so you will get a lightly tinted paint color
depending on the color of the ink.
If you use black paint this will not happen.
Before the paint dries, quickly and
gently dab off the white paint with a moistened cloth towel.
I used a piece of a cotton washcloth.
Take off as much or as little of the paint as you want.
After the white paint was dry, I printed some vintage Santas
and holiday scenes onto card stock and
cut them out and glued them onto the ornaments.
Next I applied some bronze acrylic paint to
highlight the creases, letters and edges of
To finish off the ornaments I glued gold ribbon
to the back for the hanger and some
green scrapbooking card stock.
Thanks to Karen Boatright over at
Paper_Traders Yahoo Art Group
for inspiring me with her foil art.