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All Things Foils

Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about our Metallic Foils & Foil Adhesive.

Overview

Artistic Painting Studio Metallic Foils provide an easy way to add that "wow" factor to any project you are creating!

Metallic Foils are made from a thin layer of non-reactive metallic sheets that are fused to a clear cellophane sheet. These beautiful foils can be transferred to the surface of your choice with the help of our foil adhesives, as well using a heat setting with an iron (for fabrics). These foils allow you to control the amount of foil that is transferred, whether you want a full transfer or partial transfer. 

Many of our foils are Textile Friendly, meaning they work well on fabric. Each foil description will specify. All "V-Mask" foils are NOT Textile Friendly.

Our foils come in a wide variety of designs, colors, metallics, and holographs. If you don't see the color you are needing, please call and we will get it for you! 

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How to Apply Foil Adhesive
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How to Transfer Foil Smoothly
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Pouncing & Crinkle Transfer Techniques
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Using Spray Adhesive with Clothes
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Thinning Your Foil Adhesive
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Upcycling My Chalkboard
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How to Apply Foil Adhesive

Applying foil adhesive is a fairly simple task but you are going to want to make sure of a couple things. First, applying it smoothly is important because the directionality of your brush strokes can telegraph through the foil once it has been applied.

Below you can download instructions for how to use each of the Foil Adhesives we sell at Artistic Painting Studio.

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ArtsSyVille Foil Adhesive
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DecoFoil Fusible Spray
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DecoFoil Liquid Adhesive
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DecoFoil Transfer Gel
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How to Transfer Foil Smoothly

After applying foil adhesive to your surface and allowing it to "tack up" for at least an hour, it is time to transfer your foil! Make sure you have the pretty side of the foil facing you when you transfer it.

Step 1 - Lay the foil directly over the surface. 

Step 2 - Grab a soft cloth or paper towel and rub the back of the foil. You will want to start off with a fairly soft touch. Peel back the foil to see how much has transferred. If you desire more transfer, lay the foil back down, grab a bristled brush and rub then surface again! 

Step 3 - Remove the foil to see your beautifully foiled surface.

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Pouncing & Crinkle Transfer Techniques

After applying foil adhesive to your surface and allowing it to "tack up" for at least an hour, it is time to transfer your foil!

Pouncing Technique

For this technique you will begin by wadding up your foil into a ball. Make sure the pretty side of the foil is on the inside of your "ball" and the back side of the foil is showing. Now you can pounce or dab the foil onto the surface! Keep adjusting the foil ball so that there is foil for you to transfer. This is a great technique to use with multiple colors to create an organic look.

Crinkle Technique

Crinkle technique combines parts of both of the methods of transferring foils we've already covered. You will start by grabbing the foil and crumbling it all up. Then you will un-crumble it and lay it on your surface. Next, you will rub the foil with a soft cloth or scrubber brush to transfer the foil. This technique is great for creating a little more of a rustic look with your foil!


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Using Spray Adhesive with Clothes

Did you know you could use foils on clothes? Yup, you sure can! Just make sure the foils you are using are textile friendly. 

Using the DecoFoil Spray Adhesive makes transferring on clothes a breeze. Shake the can well and spray where you want to transfer. Allow to dry for about 10 minutes before you transfer the foil.

Full instructions for this adhesive are below.

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DecoFoil Fusible Spray Adhesive
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Thinning Your Foil Adhesive

Our ArtsSyVille Foil Adhesive may become a little thicker than you'd prefer to work with when it gets cold during the winter or if you've had it for a while. Before using it on a project, you may want to thin it out to make it the best consistency for applying to your project surface. 

To start, you'll want to place some foil adhesive onto a foam plate or tray. You'll then want to dip your brush into a little bit of water and then swirl your brush through the adhesive!

Keep the amount of water you add to a minimal amount, about 1-2%. If you have thinned foil adhesive leftover, make sure you store it in a separate container, do not add back with original foil adhesive. 

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Upcycling My Chalkboard

Now it's time to watch Jenn upcycle with foils. For this project she decided it's time to give her chalkboard an upgrade! Watch as she takes this plain jane frame to the next level!

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