How to Foil Your Own Stationery, Wedding Decor and More!
More and more couples are choosing to add that personalised touch to their big day by getting hands-on and crafting their own wedding décor – which we at Create and Craft think is just FABULOUS! (Any excuse to spend hours crafting gets a big thumbs up from us!) But how can you easily achieve that gorgeous, glamorous gold foiled finish on things like stationery, place settings and decorations? We sent Sarah Jackman-Read the Tonertex Write ‘n’ Rub Pen to get creative with… and we loved the results. Check out her tutorial below, and learn how to foil your own wedding décor with ease!
Tonertex Foiling Made Easy
Want to learn how to foil your own projects at home, without breaking the bank? This easy-to-use foiling pen contains a unique adhesive that can be used to decorate hard surfaces including paper, card, wood and glass. The thin nib is perfect for adding names or initials, and the foils add an elegant touch that’s perfect for weddings!
How to Foil Place Settings:
Trim white card 10cm square, then score across the centre.
Press the nib of the foil pen on scrap paper until the adhesive flows out, then write your chosen name under the score line. Let the adhesive dry until it’s completely clear.
Once the adhesive is dry, place your chosen foil over the name (colour side up) then rub firmly with your finger.
Remove the foil, then fold the place setting in half.
How to Foil a Wooden Box:
Draw your design very lightly on the box front in pencil. For best results, keep the writing simple as anything too small or intricate may be affected by the grains in the wood.
Press the nib of the foil pen on scrap paper until the adhesive flows, then go over your design. Let the adhesive dry until it’s completely clear. Check the design under a strong light, and if any areas look like they’re soaked into the wood, then go over them again.
Once the adhesive is dry, place your chosen foil over the design (colour side up) then rub firmly with your finger.
Remove the foil, and remove any excess foil that’s stuck in any wood grains, with a craft knife.
Top Tip: if you’re not very confident at handwriting, then print from fonts that you can find online, and trace them.