Monday, January 21, 2019

Mixed Media Fun With Deco Foil Metallix Gel And Flock Sheets For Therm O Web

Hello everyone, I'm so excited to finally be able to share with you some of the projects that I made for Therm O Web that are currently on display in their booth at Creativation in Phoenix, Arizona!  If you are there, make sure to pop by Booth #655 to take a peek 😉

Therm O Web has some amazing new products being debuted at Creativation and I was lucky enough to get a chance to play with them; love, love, love the new Deco Foil Metallix Gels and Deco Foil Flock Sheets 😍

I started out by playing with the White Deco Foil Flock Sheets and created this Shine Vignette House.  The Deco Foil Flock Sheets add wonderful texture, the flock can be transferred to many surfaces with a variety of Deco Foil adhesives and gels or you can use the Flock Sheets as they are and die cut them, emboss them or stencil them ... so many possibilities that I've just begun to explore!

One of the discoveries I made is that the colour of the substrate you apply the Deco Foil Flock to will still be apparent after flocking; this embossed snowflake has Aqua Deco Foil Transfer Foil underneath with White Flock on top to give this gorgeous soft blue colour (Tim Holtz's Snowflake Duo die and coordinating Texture Fades Embossing folder).

You can really see the effect here, the large snowflake on top (Sizzix Snowflakes #3 die) is White Deco Foil Flock applied onto Deco Foil White Foam Adhesive while the snowflakes stenciled onto the background (Tim Holtz's Snowflakes Layering stencil) are White Flock over top of Aqua Transfer Foil.  Same product but totally different results dependent upon the substrate, can't wait to play with this more on patterned papers!

Next I used some of the new Metallix Gel along with a couple of new colours of Deco Foil Transfer Foil to make my Peace Deer Shadow Box.

The Metallix Gels come in a variety of metallic colours and I got to play with Champagne (which I used here) and Copper (used on another project that I'll be sharing with you later).  I can't wait to try all of them.  The Metallix Gels are a smooth gel texture paste that you can stencil with, apply as an accent or as I did in this case, apply to cardstock and then die cut.  It worked a treat and the Metallix Gel applies like butter.

On this project I stenciled with the Champagne Metallix Gel through Deco Foil's Starburst stencil onto cardstock coloured with several shades of blue Distress Inks for the background.  I then die cut one of Tim Holtz's Tree Line dies from more card covered with a smooth coating of Champagne Metallix Gel.  Gorgeous!

I then cut two more Tree Line die cuts from some of the new Deco Foil Transfer Foil colours, Bronze and Rose Quartz, and layered them in front.  Love how all of the colours coordinate so beautifully.

The Deco Foil White Flock Sheets made another appearance here, I covered kraft cardstock with the White Flock and then die cut Tim Holtz's Prancing Deer die, using one of Tim's Holiday Hacks while cutting the deer so that he would stand on his own (I'll direct you to minute 35:53 on Tim's Holiday Hacks Part 2 video for the technique, he explains it much better than I ever could LOL!)

I made a wonderful discovery while adding Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter around the deer's feet, the flock attracts the fine glitter particles so I covered the whole deer with the glitter and poured off the excess for a beautiful shimmer!

As a finishing touch to the top of the shadow box, I coloured Small and Mini Woodland Tree Lot trees with Victorian Velvet Distress Spray Stain, added some Idea-ology Typography letters to spell 'peace' and then added more Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter here and there with Ultra Bond Adhesive.

And the final share I have for you today is my Life Moments mixed media panel created with Orange Deco Foil Flock Sheets (I do have a couple more Creativation projects to share with you but you'll have to wait a bit to see them, keeping you in suspense! 😉)

I applied the Orange Deco Foil Flock Sheet to Deco Foil Foam Adhesive and die cut Tim Holtz's Layered Leaf from it, backing the foam adhesive with cardstock for stability before die cutting.  I then embossed the leaf with the coordinating Texture Fades Embossing folder, added Deco Foil Adhesive to the raised embossed areas and ran it through the embossing folder again with Deco Foil Copper Transfer Foil over top.

I didn't want to waste the piece of Orange Flock I'd used to cut the leaf out of so decided to use it as a background and overlaid a piece of Deco Foil's Branching Out Clear Toner Sheet that I'd foiled with more Copper Deco Foil, layering the whole assembly onto some black corrugated cardboard.

The embossed leaf was popped up on top of the Clear Toner Sheet with Gina K. Designs Black Foam Squares and slightly offset from the negative opening underneath for a bit of a shadow line.

A sentiment from Tim's Leaf Blueprint stamp and die set was added to the bottom, a Small Easel die cut on the back for display and that was that!

I have a few more details and a couple of step out photos over on Therm O Web's blog today if you are interested; it was a bit of a mad rush to get everything completed and mailed in time for the show so step by step photos didn't get taken but I've endeavored to explain my process for you.  Pop on by to take a peek and if you are in Phoenix at Creativation, make sure to stop by Booth #655 to see them IRL!  Thanks as always for stopping by today and happy creating,

Deb xo

1 comment:

  1. You have been having fun and creating wonderful samples, I particularly like the peace shadow box, the metallics look fabulous xxx


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