Thursday, June 23, 2011

Foil Image Transfer Ideas & Give-A-Way!

Today I wanted to give you a couple ideas on how to use your image transfers. First I wanted to answer a question that was asked by a couple people... After you have completed the transfer the adhesive on the foil may still be sticky.  By rubbing a small coat of Glossy Accents over the image it will also take care of the sticky feeling.  Once the GA dries your image won't be the least bit sticky.

Someone else gave this technique a try with the aluminum heating tape that can be purchased at a hardware store and it worked as well.  You are of course limited by the size of the image you can transfer since the aluminum tape is 2" wide but it would still be a great alternative if you don't have the foil sheets.

Now on to the projects... you can mount your image directly onto a card or other project as I did on this card...

Foil Image Transfer

Here is a close up of the transfer....  This one is quite large ~ approx 3x4.5" and the detail you get is amazing. 

Foil Image Transfer 2

Another really fun thing to do with this type of image transfer is to use them for a charm!!  Check this out...you could mount it behind a Fragment, Facets, Memory Glass, etc.   Just think of all the fun charms you could come up with!!

Foil Image Transfer idea 002

Now several people e-mailed asking where to find the foil...apparently it's not widely available in stores yet so I thought it would be fun to give some away!

I have a sheet of foil tape and an Alpha Stamp collage sheet sitting here waiting to be played with! 

Foil Image Transfer 001

To be entered to win post a comment and tell me what you would like to use the foil for. 
Maybe you want to use it for this image transfer, die-cut it, emboss it, paint on it, etc. 

I have several more projects to share using this foil so if you thought you wouldn't / couldn't use it, you might be surprised at how versatile it really is!

You have until 7-1-11 to post a comment to be entered to win!

Good Luck Everyone!!

51 comments:

  1. I'd love to use the foil tape. Transfers and die-cutting are first to come to mind. I love your card and the charm idea is super! TFS

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  2. Ooo I would love to try your foil technique with some vintage photos for a LO!! I can see it now!
    TFS the technique with us!

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  3. Your transfers are so beautiful! I would surely use the foil for charms, accents for atcs and journals!

    Thanks for sharing your wonderfulness with us everyday :)

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  4. WOW fantastic technique! One day I must give this one a try either with a transfer or embossing! TFS

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  5. I have not used the foil tape before, but would like to emboss through my cuttlebug, I have a nice flower and leaf folder. Then rub paint over to fill in the background, wiping the top clean, and them may be try some alcohol inks on the flowers and leaves that still show silver.

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  6. As much as I love embossing it, I want to try the transfer method on it.

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  7. I'm very new to the whole transfer 'thing' but love trying new techniques. I could see it being used in a mixed media collage. Mixing fabric and paper? hmmm

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  8. Never tried, but I am always up for some new technique of fun. I love to try and conquer and this is the way to start...Thankz!

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  9. I'd like to try out embossing on it!
    DeniseB

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  10. I don't know WHAT I would do with the foil tape,but I would love a chance to play with it!

    Sandy L.

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  11. Image transfer but I would love to run in through with embossing folders and splash some alcohol inks over it.

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  12. I have no idea how I would use the transfers, but I love this idea. I own a Polaroid transfer machine and used to be obsessed with doing those. This looks like a lot of fun and so much easier! :)

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  13. I recently got a Vagabond and would love to try embossing metal in it. Your transfer technique is wonderful. I'm anxious to try that too!

    Barbara

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  14. I would love to try the image transfer technique!

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  15. Definitely an image transfer. Yours is gorgeous.

    Elaine in jersey

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  16. I have not used the foil tape, but I would like to try it out and make some tags. thanks.

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  17. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to use it for Image transfer. I haven't yet been able to do a nice transfer with my materials. I would love to use it in a mixed media page.

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  18. I would love to try embossing on this foil. Thanks for yet another great give away.

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  19. I love this technique, I'd use it for the image transfer. Thanks for the chance to try it out. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  20. Wow- I love your projects! I am a technique crazed crafter- I want to try all of these different techniques! Thanks for always showing cutting edge tutorials!

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  21. This would be fun to experiment with! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  22. Wow-how cool. I was so happy to learn how to use the metallic dauber paint as a transfer medium-this is much easier and much less messy. I would like to emboss some thick paper and then cut the Mini cabinet card with a Tim Holtz die and mount a tin tape transfered photo so it looks like a tin type.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Jackie in Alaska

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  23. I'd use the technique to make a focal point image on an altered art canvas using only neutral colours.

    Love

    Jill
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  24. I'd like to use to tranfer images, and make a fabulous collage!
    Thanks for this chance!

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  25. I haven't used this product yet but was thinking of embossing it, coloring it, and then using it on small wood frames.

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  26. I want to try it all! LOL!!! But the tintype technique is high on my list!!

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  27. While I haven't used Rangers new foil, I have used something similar. I use embossing folders & plates, and set the embossed metal into a bezel & apply resin. Makes awesome jewelry pieces!

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  28. i have some of the heating tape, but would love to try this product. i'd give the image transfer a go.. in my heritage album. i think it would really give some of the pictures a sense of the time they were taken.. i have some real old pictures but just copies, not original so to get the tintype look would be perfect.

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  29. I've embossed with the metal tape and the results are very cool, so it would be great to have larger areas to work with. An embossed and inked sheet would be such a great decoration for the top of a box.

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  30. I definitely would use the foil for your image transfer technique. I tried it on the foil hardware tape yesterday and it is so great looking. I have a photo of my mom when she was 7 years old that I would love to use it for with the foil.

    sueayawho at yahoo dot com

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  31. ~drool~ Metal in any form is yummy! I would love to get my hands on some of that tape. I can't believe the detail you got on your card!

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  32. Humm now what would I do with it ..... use some chipboard shapes and colour with AI ink :)

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  33. I have so many wonderful family photos of the 19th and 20th centuries. I would love to try this technique. What a beautiful way to share family history. Contests are always fun. Thanks.

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  34. I'd love to create small foil image transfers to be the finishing touch on my son's wedding invitations. I think it would look very special and my son would love the use of metal.Thanks for the great ideas.

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  35. I would love to do ths and use them to cover a box.

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  36. o man i have no idea about this stuff..lol..i do like the image transfering tho..would be un to try something with my grands(pics)..thanks for the chance roni..loves ya

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  37. I'm into die cutting different materials so that is what I would do with it then of course, stamp on it.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  38. I love that Alphastamps collage sheet, so I think I would make some Christmas ornaments with gold frames with those mysterious angels inset in them. Love the part about covering with Glossy Accents to take the stickiness away...

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  39. I would love to try the transfer technique. You always have great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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  40. I just think it would be fun to try the foil tape as you've shown it used. Tranferring images and using them for an many different tings as I can comeup with! Love the memory glass idea too!

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  41. I would try the image transfer technique with this sheet of foil from Ranger and the Alpha Stamp collage sheet! Thank you for the chance!

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  42. I would use the foil tape with an image transfer and then imboss an image into the foil. I'd probably use something like spackle to fill the back of the embossing so it would retain the 3-dimensionality. I'm working on a memory journal of my recent trip to Turkey, so I have lots of imagery to work with.

    Thank you for the image transfer tips.

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  43. I would use the foil to do a vintage image transfer collage of my aunt who recently passed away. I think this technique would work brilliantly for that.

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  44. I have the perfect picture to transfer...my mother in about 1946 in a swimsuit on a boat. It would make a beautiful tin type.

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  45. Your transfers look great. Would like to try with vintage photos and possible make charms. Jo Johnson

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  46. I signed up for the charm swap so that comes to mind for the foil tape. I am also working on a book about my grand daughters visit last summer. Might be fun t do some special effects photos in the book. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Haven't tried transfers with this media yet and I think it would be fun. I like the "vintage" look on some things and this would be perfect. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Katina
    kjkoukla(at(hotmail(dot(com

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  48. I purchased this product with the intention of embossing it to make embelishments for my scrapbook layouts and cards. I never dreamed of using it for image transfers, what a wonderful technique! Thank you, Roni, for another great idea; can't wait to try it!

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  49. These are awesome! I have tons of old family photos electronically, and I would print them out and use this technique to give them a tin-type look, then use the embellishment on scrapbook quilts or other handmade items to sell at family reunions to make money for future family reunions.

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  50. Great tutorial, Roni! I took a class with Tim years ago where we covered a wooden frame using the hardware tape. It was great, but you could see the lines where rows of tape overlapped. I'd love to make a small frame using a large sheet. I bet it would be awesome. I'd also like to try the image transfer technique on fragments.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win some!

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  51. Love this idea for charms. Just wish I had a sheet of foil tape laying about. :/ Better go buy some soon. :)

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