Reported by Marti Wills
We all love the look of foiled papers but not the expense. Sometimes I love the foiled look but not the pattern. Tonertex products make it possible to add foiled accents to ANY paper, or even a stamped image, quickly and easily.
The key are the foils – basically a clear piece of acetate with mylar/foil on it. The first thing I did was convert some cute – but plain – Halloween paper into a specialty foiled paper.
I used the Tonertex Glue Pen and this silver sparkling foil piece. I traced a few of the spider web strings with the glue pen. The pen was difficult to get going – it needs priming by tapping gently on a scrap piece of paper. Once I got it going it worked extremely well with no blobbing or skipping. After applying the glue I waited a few minutes for it to change from a light bluish to clear. I laid the foil over and rubbed gently across it with my fingertip. I lifted it off and was left with a perfectly-foiled piece of paper.
The foil sheets also work really well with adhesive images like the ones from Memory Box:
These work just like rub-ons but the image is adhesive:
Once the adhesive image was on the paper I layed the Copper foil down and rubbed the foil onto the images.
The foil sheets are really beautiful. You can use them over and over until the foil is completely gone. If you have an area of adhesive that does not get foiled you just use a different part of the foil.
Another great way to use the foil and glue pen is to add some vibrant foil highlights to your stamped images as I did on this witch – gold foil on the broom band, jack o lantern features and the star on her hat and green foil on her glasses:
This is a piece my 4 year old daughter did along-side of me with more Memory Box adhesive images.
- Foils are very shiny and come in a gorgeous array of colors/patterns.
- The foil sheets work like they are supposed to – only sticking to the adhesive.
- Glue pen was difficult to get going.
Have you tried the Tonertex products? Have you tried other similar ones? What do you think of them? Let us know!
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