tag | textured foil background

I was dying to know how Tim Holtz did his funky metal background technique – and I was very excited when he taught us how to do it at Ranger U. I was blown away to discover that it was a lot easier than it looked! You’ll need some alcohol inks + ranger sticky-back foil. I think this could also work with acrylic paint, but I’ve not tried that. You’ll also need something to stick the foil to, and some things to make texture.

To really explain, I think a video would be best and so I created this for you:

[link to youtube]

Are you inspired yet? I’ve shown this on tags, but I could see it on a frame, as a die cut embellishment, and so much more!

Perfect if you’re looking for some way to add some funk to more masculine or urban pages, and just – whoa. LOVE! It’d be great off the page too in altered arts.

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