We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Scratch and ..... shine!

Last night was the Ashtead Craft Club monthly workshop, and the theme was faux metal effects.

Decided to try the scratch foil board, which I have not used before.

You may recognise the packaging.  It has been around for some time with pre-printed designs, but is now available as blank boards. So it is more versatile, and fabulous with embossing folders.

Comes in both silver and gold foil effect, with a black waxy like coating.

Just cut into appropriately sized pieces, and use with embossing folders.  Once embossed, sand off the raised black areas.

Then die-cut if desired.

I think the finished effect is fabulous, and so easy to achieve.  Great for masculine cards too.

Another technique to file away for future use!

1 comment:

  1. Love both cards Kay. I still have my pieces in a bag due to the Tim Holtz workshop but I will get round to them eventually. BJ