Following on from the discussion on the challenge thread, here are a couple of my experiments with foiling, they sit on either side of a felted book cover. The first was made with a wooden stamp where I sponged PVA glue onto the stamp and then stamped the felt before foiling. It looks a bit blurred because I made the mistake of trying to full the felt some more after foiling it, the PVA glue dissolved and the foil fell off, so I repeated it again.
The second one was drawn freehand with textile glue so didn't suffer the same fate as the zebra stamp.
Nothing specific at this point, Teri. Bling is always fun to add, but I have some fabric and yarn scraps that are not too comfortable next to the skin. It might be an alternative. Maybe a better one would be just to use it to embellish the non-contact parts. Thanks.
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Adding bling to felt - that's a good idea for the next challenge. Can anyone explain please what is "textile foil" and how you can use it in felting? Perhaps I missed the original post but cannot find it.
It looks a lot like a very thin version of kitchen foil but comes in a myriad of different colours (some are holographic too), and it is supplied on thin plastic sheet. You apply textile glue to your fabric / felt where you want the foil and press it (coloured side up) with a warm iron to make the foil stick to the fabric. You can use pretty much any glue but only textile glues seem to survive washing.
Not a brand as such but I have been buying mine from patsy_may on ebay, the rolls are quite large but work out very cheap if you think you will get through.
I think you need to be careful not to buy "toner foil" - this requires a special machine to use it and it is designed for paper / card. If you search "textile foil" on ebay / amazon or google you should be ok, check out the instructions on the web page if you're not sure if it is for paper or fabric.