Hello everybody ! Soraya here today to share a new tutorial using the amazing Foil Quill tools ! You will be able to create your own spread designs (tabs, titles, boxes and more!) to decorate your journal or planner. Let’s get started !
Step 1 : Prepare your cardstock
As I wanted to go on a very new spread, I decided to use one of the Foil Quill neutrals smooth papers. I cut 2 parts of 13x22cm then placed them on my Silhouette cutting mat.
Step 2 : Place the foil
I used the new Foil Cutting Kit in order to trim the golden foil. This magnetic mat and this circular cutter are truly making a difference by making it easier! The washi tape is now placed all around the foil.
Here’s a tip for you : save the Foil leftovers for your Freestyle Pen crafts!
Step 3 : Create the designs
To create the look of my journal spread, I used some designs in the USB drive of Kelly Creates and Paige Taylor Evans. Those drives are simply awesome : so many designs and words to play with!
So first of all, on my Silhouette Studio, I reproduced the pages so I could easily see where the designs have to be placed. Then I added some tabs and boxes using the drawing options. I placed the title on top and added some flower designs in each box. Before sending it to the cutting machine, I deleted the lines I created for the pages at first.
Step 4 : Let the magic happen
Now that my designs are set up, let’s launch the Foil process! For my Silhouette I picked the “A” adapter then plugged it in to a battery pack.
Once everything is ready, it’s time to jump into the most exciting moment: the Foil Quill magic!
Step 5 : Coloring delights
We’re almost done with our journal spread! Punch the holes according to your binder or planner sizes with the Crop-A-Dile. Now take some time to add colors and fun to the Foil designs with watercolors. See how the Foil is resisting and showcasing the happy colors.
I’m so happy with how it turned! I just love everything about the Foil Quill technology: it’s easy, fun and above all, it has so many creative posibilities!
I hope you had fun joining me today. What do you think about creating your own journal spreads? Don’t you think it’s amazing to add foil everywhere?
Happy creating everyone and until next time!
Foil Quill Cutting Mat
Foil Quill papers