A step-by-step “how to do it” article by Lynn Taylor-Lack, on how to get this lovely Hot Foil effect using Lavinia Stamps products and a little bit of bold imagination…
I’m a big fan of paper crafting and glitter. I don’t make cards though, I like to find other ways of using the stamps, which I especially like to put onto candles.
I love making things and have always been interested in myth, magic, fairies and unicorns, which I have been collecting for 35 years.
My love affair with Lavinia Stamps first started when I saw Tracey demonstrate in a craft show at Aintree Racecourse some twelve years ago. She was using the Moon Fairy, and I just gasped as it was so stunning. I have been on a mission to own every stamp since.
I hope you enjoy this little project…
Step by Step – How to do
The results aren’t as crisp and as smooth using this technique and the image can be a bit blurry, this way works best with more solid stamps as it doesn’t pick up the very fine detail of Tracey’s stamps. It is very much trial and error using this method, but it is possible.
Be careful with the foil as it is very flimsy and it can scratch easily (this will transfer onto your image and doesn’t look very nice). The foil is quite thin so make sure you are only using the one sheet at a time.
The possibilities are endless! Enjoy and have fun!