Foil Work- Embossing




Materials Required

Aluminium foil
A design
Embossing Tools
Anti-rust oil
Some Kerosene
Cotton
Ball point pen
Yellow Carbon sheet
A bedsheet or cotton saree

Trace the design on the aluminium foil using yellow carbon paper in the wrong side of the foil. Mark the outline again using pen so as to be visible on the reverse side(right side) also.

Using embossing tools, emboss the entire design. Finally apply a coat of anti-rust oil mixed with little kerosene using a cotton to the design. Add some more kerosene to give it a lighter shade for the background.

Get it framed without mirror
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22 comments:

Fio said...

It is awesome, wow, the colour combination is too good. How does the foil get stuck to the cloth or saree. Pllease let me know. awesome one.

easycrafts said...

thanks fio. You need not stick the foil to the cloth or saree. It is just to ensure that you are able to emboss the picture well which is not possible otherwise.

meera said...

Are there special embossing tools available for the same. i used a spoon and the embossed effect was not too good. can you pls let me know what are the tools since i am not in south

easycrafts said...

Yes meera, you get special tools for embossing...its a full set of about 6 to 7 pieces, but we mostely use only two pieces of it. You should be getting them in all craft stores.

Acima said...

its reali a gr8 work

easycrafts said...

Thanks Acima

Lekshmi said...

it was really awe some bt let me know where the foil has to be fixed, I mean it has to be fixed in a cardboard or any hard object no? Pls let me know

Regards
LekshmiKrishna

easycrafts said...

thanks Lekshmi...Foil is framed in the end, till then just hold it and work on it

menakshi said...

hi saw ur horse n ganesh,,really good..want to do d same. but i dont know anything about embossing. can u tell me how to go about it in detail. thanks

Tandeep said...

Hi the work is amazing!!!!but cud u plz tell me that where is saree or the bed sheet used when doing the foil work? And also that how can the background (those tiny dots) be made.They are all in a sequence..how can they be made?

easycrafts said...

@ Menakshi...I have given the instructions to do it in the post.if u have any doubts feel free to ask

@ Tandeep...thanks, you need to keep the saree below the foil so that when you press from the other side, the foil gets an embossed effect. I used a blank ball pen to make those dots..just need to press it on the foil

Tandeep said...

Thanks for your inputs,,,I needed another advice that how can we avoid the foil from tearing,while working on it...

easycrafts said...

@ Tandeep..If you are using the correct gauze of foil and dont press it very hardly, the sheet wont tear off.

Anonymous said...

hi loved ur work but could u specify the exact number of foil gauze to be used

EC said...

@ Anonymous..Not sure of the guage as I got it from the craft shop by just mentioning the purpose..But just ensure it is for embossing as there is a different guage for engraving

vani said...

hi,
i wanted to know what type of embossing tool u used . As i live in US i am not sure what type u sued to do the ganesha. i would like to do it. can u pls look at the link and tell me which tool to buy as i am not sure

http://www.joann.com/joann/search/search_results.jsp?CATID=cat1110&keywords=embossing+tools&_requestid=433974


i would like to do this if i get all the stuff.also the foil what type do i ned to buy. i will send u the link and can u pls tell me what type of foil to buy..


here is the link

http://www.joann.com/joann/search/search_results.jsp?CATID=cat1110&keywords=embossing+foil&_requestid=435212


just see the bottom row for gold and silver foils. pls let me know

thanks
vani.

EC said...

Vani, I tried opening the site but it says under construction..not sure why

nashi said...

great work.i love to do craft works.want to know more about the embossing tools.can we able to emboss a picture without using embossing tools?what are all the other option for embossing?

EC said...

Thanks Nashi..I dont think u can get it right without the tools and also dont think there are other alternatives for it

Rach said...

I'm so glad to see some foil work here. Was browsing thourgh all your post to find this. I like the ganesha embossing also :) I would love to try to make this someday :)I hope it will be soon :)

Adarsh Sharma said...

I need the anti rust oil. where can i get it. if you could give the details or send it. I would pay for the oil.

EC said...

Thanks Rach

Adarsh - it should be available in craft material shops..I dont have it with me now

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