A couple of weeks ago I watched a Tombow Periscope all about using their adhesive to foil paper projects. I love anything foiled, and I saw this as an opportunity to work on my creative skills. I decided that I wanted to try my hand at water colors (in the simplest way possible), and then foil a monogram on top to make the place card.
Thankfully, the Tombow product I was sent to try for the month of March, as part of the Tombow Ambassador program, was the Mono Sand Eraser (in case of any mishaps!).
So, my idea was to paint a whole sheet of watercolor paper and then cut egg shapes out, and letter the initials on each egg. One of the tips I learned from the video was to use a color similar to the foil color to do the writing, so that if there were any places that the foil doesn’t adhere it won’t be as noticeable.
I ordered some hot pink foil that works with paper from Amazon, and I was on my way. I scoured the #handlettering hashtag on Instagram for clips of people drawing the letters I needed, and then started practicing. The great thing about using the foil is that it covers a lot of the inconsistencies that may have shown up if I had only used a pencil or pen.
After I drew the letters, I used the Mono Multi Liquid Glue and colored over the letter with the pen tip. The Multi Liquid Glue is permanent if you adhere to it while wet, but it’s removable if you wait a few minutes for it to dry. When you’re working with the foil you let the glue dry for about five minutes and then you place the foil (colored side up) on top of the glued space and rub. When you peel back the foil sheet, you have a beautiful embossed looking result.
I used the sand eraser to remove spots where the foil went over the line, and spots where the pencil marks were a little out of bounds. It was much less stressful knowing the eraser had my back!
These are going to be the perfect addition to our Easter table. They would also be beautiful for a brunch, or for gift tags. By just using one letter they make for a perfect beginner’s project.
ps: All the adhesives are 20% off for National Craft Month, and they have free shipping with a $25 order. Once again, I’d just like to express my appreciation that they include Alaska in their free shipping offer! I bought a pile of stuff during their warehouse sale, including a bunch of adhesives. I feel more creative just opening the Tombow box.
pps: If you wnt to watch the original tutorial that inspired me, you can find it on Katch.me
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