It has been a long time since I have had a fun find to share with you. I have been too busy with room makeovers and camping trips to really shop around for things this summer. But I have a really fun one for you today!
I first found out about this product when I went to a blogging conference back in April. I forgot about it until one day when I was trying to figure out how to solve a problem. I wanted to make the books on our book shelves all mesh with the color scheme I had going on. The bright red, orange, and yellow books were standing out too much. I wanted to make book jackets for them but didn’t want all the book jackets to look the same and therefore stand out in their own right. I also wanted some of them to have a metallic font just like the other books to help them blend in.
Enter Deco Foil :)
You simply write with the glue pen, wait until it is clear (not milky white) and then lay the foil (shiny side up) over what you wrote. Rub it with your finger really well and then peel back the foil. Online it said to put it through a die cut press but at the conference when they demoed it, they just had us press with our fingers and it worked fine.
Some of the books I used black shelf paper and only covered the spine. Some I used scrapbook paper and others I wrapped in brown paper like you use for packages. One note about the brown paper, it soaked up the glue from the glue pen so I had to go over it several times before it was sticky enough for the foil.
The scrapbook paper worked well but surprisingly, the shelf paper worked the best. I think it is because the glue can’t soak into it.
Because I wanted them to all be different, some of the jackets I simply wrote on with a black marker.
I am really happy with how it turned out. Luckily for me, most books already come in blue, brown, and black so I really didn’t have many to cover.
Have you ever used deco foil before? What did you use it for?