I knew that I really loved the Mr. & Mrs. DIY gold foil art that we created for our master bedroom update, but I didn't realize just what a hit it would be with many of you fine folks as well!
Thank you all for your excitement and interest in the project, I am finally back with the tutorial. However, because I didn't snap photos of the process the first time around, I decided to make even more of the fabulous foil art for the holidays.
I did use my Silhouette for the project, but it really just made it a smidge easier. Anyone can do something similar with the real secret weapon behind the art.
Silhouette sells double-sided adhesive sheets, you can also find them here on Amazon. I LOVE this stuff! Think double stick tape, but on a full page scale! For this project I also use sheets of gold foil, a brush and a pokey tool, which is my technical word for it. I also pictured a pair of scissors because if you don't have a die cutting machine, scissors work to cut out any shape or design you wish.
I decided to create two gold foil art pieces to mix in a grouping of six frames; be merry, be bright!
Now, what makes this stuff so great is that once you peel off the back, it becomes sticky. So I peeled the back of only the lettering, and adhered it to black cardstock.
I then peeled the top layer, which now made the top of the letters sticky as well!
Being left with an exposed sticky surface, I then placed pieces of the gold foil over the entire set of lettering.
I lightly rubbed the foil over the lettering and then used a dry bristle brush to remove the excess foil.
A slightly scratchier brush bristle seemed to give the foil a little extra texture and shimmer.
Gah! So pretty!!
While I was making holiday frame ready pieces, I decided to add a second option to our playroom. For this one, I just used my computer / printer to print out the silhouette of a deer onto regular white cardstock paper.
I printed it in red because I was planning to add red glitter to the top, which would give it some shimmer. Using the fine tip of craft glue, I filled in the entire contents of the deer silhouette. If you don't have fine tip glue, a small craft paint brush would also work to spread the glue.
The entire deer was doused in glitter! Now that is something I can party with! Once dry, I popped it in a simple frame and added it to the boy's playroom shelves.
Random tip: Use a small piece of mounting putty to prevent your ornament bulbs from rolling around.
And here is a sneak peak at the other two prints framed in our lower level living area.
We finally have all of our furniture moved around and are about 75% done with our Christmas decorating, so fingers crossed I will have much more to share within the next day or two. If only I can keep my little guys awake long enough to finish things up in their playroom... they like to sleep on the job.