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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Foiling with glue pen

Hello there,

My latest obsession is foiling. I was introduced to it a while back and was experimenting, but wasn't very successful :-(. I kept looking for ways to add foil accents to cards and tags but I don't have a foiling machine.
Then I found a technique that totally works for me! I use a two way glue pen. This means that the glue stays tacky after it dries. This way you can add foil to anything you want!

All you need is a two way glue pen and some transfer foil. I always cut my foil in pieces to size, I find it easier to work with and I waste less of it. 

I just "write" where I want my foil. Here you see the wet glue. It dries clear and tacky. 

You see the shiny glue. It is dry and ready to foil. Make sure the glue is completely dry. I always use my heat tool to dry it. Make sure you don't overheat it, because it will bubble. 

Just place the piece of foil with the coloured side up on the glue and start rubbing. I just use my fingers, the cheapest tools I have ;-)

Tadaaaaa. That is it! Isn't it super easy? You can add foil accents to any card or project this way. 

Here you see that the foil only transfers where the glue is. The rest stays in tact. I use these "leftovers" for other projects. If I need some red for tiny holly berries or things like that, this will be perfect!

Here I covered the whole text with various colours. Just add a mat and a card blank and you are done :-)

And there you have a finished christmas card. For international mail I prefer this type of cards as the chance of it not arriving is smaller. Somehow cards with embellishments and such seem to disappear more often... :-(

I hope you have a great day and take care,
Keep your craft on :-)



  1. Well this is super informative! I do not have any of those fancy machines and the glue stick never seems to work for me, but this I do believe I can handle! Thanks so much my friend! Your cards have been gorgeous.

    1. Thanks so much dear Ann. This is a great and super easy way to add foil accents. Just draw over something, let it dry and pop on foil!! It's as easy as that xox

  2. WoW this is a pretty cool technique Freddie. Love the step by step how to. I don’t have the machine either. Great improvising, and your card turned out amazing xxx

    1. Thanks so much girlie. It is easy when you know how to cheat ;-)
      Hugs xox

  3. Such a great idea!! Thank you for sharing! And it looks fabulous!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous and such a great effect ♥️♥️♥️ Love it !!!

  5. 😍😍😍❤ love it! Xxx

  6. Helemaal te gek. Mij lukte het ook niet maar met deze tip!!! Ik ga het weer eens proberen. Dankjewel ��

    1. Dankjewel, ik kreeg het eerst ook niet onder de knie. Met deze lijmpen en ook met Tombow lijm krijg ik mooie resultaten :-)