I was asked to plan a class for one of my customers who’s sister was coming to visit from out of town. I had been wanting to show them how to do the Tarnished foil technique for quite some time. This was the perfect opportunity.
To make these you need gold or copper embossing powder, Stazon, foil, Versamark, an embossing folder, and a heat gun.
I have been trying to find a video on how you do this but have been unsuccessful. So I am going to write it out for you.
- Find some scrap cardstock something you don’t like because you are going to cover it up anyway. Wrap it in a piece of foil or aluminum tape. I find just the cheapest you can find works just fine.
- You are going to rub black Stazon all over the foil. This gives a bit of a tarnished look. Use as little or as much as you would like.
- Pick out your embossing folder and you are going to put Versamark on the embossing folder. Just dab a little bit or do full coverage it is up to you. I like the light coverage personally. They both can give you a stunning card.
- Place the foil side against the Versamark side of the embossing folder and run it through your Big Shot.
- Once embossed you will then add as little or as much as you like of embossing powder. Heat
- Once heated if you feel you need more Stazon add more.
I have also done several layers of embossing powder (Cooper, gold, tempting turquoise) Just repeat with dabs of versamark over the foil and put another color on and heat. I have also seen other colors used besides the black. You must use Stazon because this is a non-porous surface and water based does not adhere. I ended up with some very orange and red fingers that day.
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