Welcome to the foil blog hop with the Clearsnap team!!! I have loved Designer Foils since I first started working with Clearsnap. They are super versatile and come in a variety of colors for all of your craft projects. I like to get mine on Amazon, which I've linked below for you :) Today, I am sharing how to create a brushed gold effect on paper with stencils, a paint brush, glue, and Clearsnap's Designer Foils. It's my version of “chic foil printing”!

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You don't need a pricey laser printer and laminator to make gold foil images for your cards and scrapbook pages. I did some research to find out how to do foil printing on the cheap since I had seen some cool machines at the recent CHA Trade Show earlier this month. I did a post about a cool alternative I found to using expensive foiling machines here. 

But before I did that, I decided to see if there was an affordable way to do the heat laminating method of foil printing without spending more than $100. I like the look of the laminate printing and I would love to create typography on my home printer that I could then turn into laminated prints. Since these would be for personal use and not for a profit-making business venture, I did not want to spend alot on this project. I mean, for $100 I could probably buy a good deal of gold foil prints from someone on etsy, like this one from CEYdesign:

Gold Foil Prints Etsy

I decided to take you along with me on a journey of discovery on the interwebs as I check out gold foil printing techniques, laser printers, and laminators, oh my!

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So now that we got all of that “I want to print stuff on a laser printer and laminate it” out of our system, let's talk about a real, affordable, super easy foil transfer you can literally do right now or right after a trip to your local craft store. Because local craft stores probably have Clearsnap Designer Foils in stock and they definitely have paint brushes, stencils, and Tombow MONO Multi-Liquid Glue. And it won't cost you more than $20 to get all of this swag to make this happy safari tag (and 100 more projects like it):

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Here's how to create this super rad brushed gold foil effect on this tag:

Here are a few more pics of the tag in detail so you can see how this effect really looks:

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Supplies:

It does help this card that I used a super amazing Stencil1 stencil by Ed Roth. Cuz Ed is cool like that.
It does help this card that I used a super amazing Stencil1 stencil by Ed Roth. Cuz Ed is cool like that.

Also, check out this masculine card for your favorite guy that incorporates the hot foil trend but in a masculine way by using an urban geometric pattern. I share the full tutorial over on the Tombow blog: Easy Foil Transfers.

 Click the links below to continue on our foils hop and be inspired:

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Tami Sanders 

Steph Ackerman

Sabrina Alery

Jennifer Priest YOU ARE HERE

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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