All done! And then when I am ready for it to go on my page I will connect the 2 metal pieces with either a brad or ribbon.
Since I don't have a finished project, and I had the inks out--I couldn't just stop at the Christmas ornament. Pictured below is regular household aluminum foil.
Foil is awesome because it's maleable. Here I emboss it.
Here is the finished embossed piece of foil. It has stress lines though. This can be good or bad depending on what you are doing. For me--right now it's bad. I wanted a clean emboss. So I take a different piece of foil and emboss it using a different embossing folder.
*Side note-I did emboss this piece in a different folder to see if the stress lines would come out. They were faint along with the swirls. Pretty cool. So try re-embossing to see what different combinations of effects you can do!
This is cool all by itself. But let's add some color! I just put the alchol ink on directly.
Here I add a few drops of alocohol blending solution. This is a large area to cover, so the solution will help spread it.
Now I am adding green to the piece.
The darker places are where the ink is gathering. I have a foam applicator by Ranger Inks to help distribute the ink.
I can now cut out Merci and use it on a card or project. The ink dries nicely. Since it is foil, you do need to use caution when applying it to your project because it can bend or tear easily.
I wanted to illustrate the foam brush a little better here. The "Gr" is silver.
I apply the ink directly to my foam applicator.
Here you can see the green ink applied. Beautiful!