Test: Deco Foil Transfer Gel

I like foil and I like stencils, so how could I not pick up a pot of Deco Foil Transfer Gel when I saw one of my regular shops had it in stock.

Rather than just grab a random stencil and quickly try it out, I thought I’d do a more thorough test with a couple of different types of cardstock and styles of stencils, and even applying it without a stencil.

[Warning: there are a lot of images in this post]
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Presents for sale

A friend of ours regularly buys techy stuff for himself only to turn around and sell it again shortly after; this inspired my other half to suggest that there should be a “for sale” sign somewhere on his birthday card. We had already decided there would be robots and this Lawn Fawn set has a cute little gift stamp, so I decided to have a pile of presents already for sale.

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Test: Blending Distress Oxides

DOxide test 01

Note: the photos were all taken about an hour after completing the Strathmore tests, whereas the Neenah tests had been completed the night before.

I recently watched a review on YouTube comparing blending tools and I was so appalled at the results they were getting with the Ranger blending tool and Distress Oxides that I had to stop and go have a try — I have some oxides, but I hadn’t tried blending them yet…

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