Hi! This is my first post and I hope you like it!
When I was five I went to London. Of course I wanted to go to Hamleys, a popular toy store in London. We were looking around when I saw a lady at a booth showing a few people something. We went over and she had something really cool. She took a special pen and wrote or drew whatever we wanted. Then she let it sit until it was clear. Once it was clear, you picked a foil with any design or color. She then placed it on top of the design and rubbed it with her finger and voilà! The design had the foil color on it. Today, I am going to show you how to do it! To buy the supplies you can go to Gigi Enterprises. You can also go to Tonertex for useful videos and tips.
Here’s one foil design that I made:
Here’s how you can make one:
1. Lay out your supplies
2. Take a scrap of paper and push down on the pen until a small blob of ink appears.
4. Wait until there isn’t any blue left and everything is clear. If the room is cold it can take up to a half hour. If you want to quicken the drying put it underneath a lamp. You can let it sit for days, so there’s no rush.
Here (below) there is a tiny bit of light blue left on the “a” so wait until everything dries clear.
5. Place a sheet of foil on the clear design and rub it with your finger.
6. Slowly and carefully peel off the foil.
Then you should have a beautiful start! If the color or design doesn’t show up well you can just place another foil on top and it covers it up nicely.
I like to do parts of the first letter in different colors to add a nice effect.
Continue with the rest.
It should turn out nicely. (sorry about the lighting. The colors are much better in person).
For the heart I’m going to use glitter.
1. Dab your finger in the glitter and cover a small area. Repeat to cover the whole area.
2. For a blended effect, pick some other colors from the tube (several glitters come in a stacked tube).
3. I am using three colors, blue, turquoise and green.
4. Cover a third (or however many colors you are using) of the shape with blue glitter.
Tip: To pick up the glitter, just wipe the glitter as if you had a paper towel but just with your hand because it sticks to skin. Then you can wash it off with soap and water.
5. Then overlap colors a tiny bit when you add the second color. It should look like the colors are blending and melting.
6. Repeat step five. Then remove all access glitter and spread it back on the shape to fully blend it.
It should look something like this: