Thursday, April 9, 2015

Silhouette Foil-leaf Resist (using cut-file remnants!)

silver and gold leaf sketch books

These silver & gold leaf notebooks came to be, because I'm a hoardy-mc-hoarder-pants. (In other words, I wanted to find some way not to waste the pretty remnant leavings of this floral silhouette cut file):

It's from the Silhouette Store
 American Crafts' Dear Lizzy Floral Card.

To make it all easier, I tried to cook up a way to use the remaining pieces left over from the cut file without having to tortuously pry each teensy piece from the cutting mat and stick them down one by one.

- use remnants from cut files 
I ended up using Silhouette Printable White Sticker Paper
to pull them up off of the Silhouette cutting mat:

 And adding silver and gold foil:
for a sort of resist technique...

The cardstock pieces give a nice relief or raised element against the thinner foil leafing:

step 3 use on a card or however you like - I adhered  mine to sketch books

 (Silhouette Foil-leaf Resist )

Step 1) Leave the remnants on the Silhouette cutting mat. Cut a piece of Silhouette sticker paper to the size of the area taken up by your lovely cut file remnants. (You could also try this with other sticker papers or adhesive papers to see what works).

step 1 press sticker paper onto remnants press to adhere then slowly peel away checking that u have them all

Step 2) Lay the sticker paper (sticky-side down) over the remnants. Press the sticker paper into the the pieces to be sure it is sticking to them. Then slowly peeled the sticker paper back, looking underneath to be sure the pieces are all stuck to the sticker paper.

Tip: If any pieces have escaped, simply lay it back down and press on the sticker paper again. Then proceed to peel the sticker paper away from the cutting mat.

step 2 lay leafing foil on sticky side press into it and brush away excess

Step 3) Lay gold or silver leafing foil onto the sticky side of the paper, press it down onto the adhesive using your fingers. Then simply removed the excess foil using a stiff stencil brush or a cloth.

Step 4) Use your sparkly paper however your heart desires. I stuck mine on some notebooks (after I used silver and gold metallic Sharpie markers to colour the tops of the notebook covers to match):

silver and gold leaf sketch books
Thanks for checkin' this out. Hope you have a gorgeous weekend!

Happy Creating,


Marlene Bonetti said...

Hi Mel!
What a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing ♥


Una gran idea, y el resultado es espectacular !!!!

Crafting Queen said...

What a great idea.

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful work. Glad you found sticker paper. It's amazing what they come out with now-a-days.

Dawn said...

I've said it over and over... I LOVE how your brain works! Pure genius!

Unknown said...

Thank you for taking the time and great idea!! ;)

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous work!! What a great and clever idea!

Brenda Lee said...

Awesome technique. Thank you for the tutorial.

linda from arizona said...

What a fantastic idea! I'm going to print this out so I can add it to my crafty idea file so I will remember to make it. This would make a lovely gift for Mother's Day.

Pauline Purdum said...

Love this idea am wondering what would happen if you sprinkled embossing powder on the sticky bits and heat gunned--could produce a different background but the metallic is very classy.

Miriam Prantner said...

These look great! I love the this idea!