A few weeks ago I bought some foil tape to use on the roof of this house journal. When I got it home and read the instructions I realized that I don't have (nor do I want to buy) an embossing system and that there had to be a way to get texture without an embossing system. So I started testing different techniques and boy did I come up with a bunch, this is only one, I will share the others over the next few weeks.
Thin Cardboard (like a cereal box)
Crackle Medium (Rangers Crackle accents)
Step 1: Decide what kind of pattern/texture you would like. I am doing a roof so I decided on a scalloped edge that I would stack on top of one another. Measure and draw out your design and then cut it out.
Step 2: Glue your texture together
Step 3: Trace and cut out the cardboard to the desired shape
Step 5: Cover the Texture piece with foil tape
Step 6: Press down the foil tape onto your texture piece making sure to bring out all the curves. Be careful not to scratch the foil, use your finger tip NOT your nail.
Step 7: Trim around the shape leaving about an 1/8th of an inch to curve around to the back of your textured piece.
Step 8: Gather your Alcohol inks and blending solution.
Step 9: Apply Alcohol inks directly to the foil, let it run together
Step 10: To ensure all the silver is covered pounce on the alcohol ink but DO NOT use any blending solution.
Step 11: OPTIONAL I wanted a bit more texture so I covered my piece with Crackle Accents
Step 12: OPTIONAL Because I added the crackle accent I decided to do another layer of Alcohol ink to fill in the cracks.
Apply the ink directly to the piece and quickly wipe it away, if you get too much apply a bit of blending solution to a rag and wipe it away. Be very careful here because the cracks go all the way through and if the blending solution reaches the color it will spread it and water the color down.
And that's that. All done. Yes I know that running the foil sheets through a machine is much easier but if you don't have an embossing system this is a way to achieve a nice look.
Hope you Enjoy!