Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a snowman canvas using Rinea Foils in a variety of ways.
Rinea Foils - Glossy Silver Foil; Embossed-Blue, Light Blue
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Joy Clair Stamps
EK Success Punches
Whisker Graphics Twine
I began by spritzing a canvas panel with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Once dry, I stamped an assortment of snowflakes from Joy Clair Stamps about the panel.
Next, I used my Cricut Expression to die cut a snowman from Glossy Silver Foil. I used a pressure setting of medium and a cutting speed of high. Other than the tiny edges of the scarf, the foil cut beautifully. Plus, I used an older mat that was not too sticky. The foils easily came off the mat. I find that a mat that is too sticky does not allow the foils to be easily released.
I die cut a snowman from black cardstock to use as the base, then adhered the silver foil pieces on top. To finish I also die cut a blue hat and scarf.
Using a border punch, I punched 2 layers of "snow drips" from 2 colors of Embossed Blue and Embossed Light Blue Foils. After adhering the Blue Foil to the canvas, I used foam adhesives to adhere the Light Blue Foil on top. The foil cut easily with the intricate punch!
Next, I used a smaller punch and die cut snowflakes from the Glossy Silver Foil. Again, the foil cut easily and without a problem. Finally, I die cut winter using Sizzix dies with the Blue Foil. Again, I had absolutely no issues die cutting. I even die cut additional dots from the "i" to use as the snowman's buttons.
To finish I punched two holes in the top and added twine for the hanger.
I used an assortment of tools with these foils and love how they all worked with the foils.
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Here is a quick and easy project that you can get the children to help make for the holiday season. Paper chains are simple to make and Rinea Foil is perfect to use because it is double sided. Cut a single loop from the chain each day of December as your family counts down the days until Christmas Day.
Crafters Glossy Pack: Rinea Paper-Foil 10-Pack 15 cm x 25 cm (Red/Gold) & (Green/Gold)
Crafters Embossed Pack: Rinea Paper-Foil 10-Pack 15 cm x 25 cm (Red & Green)
Other Supplies: double sided tape, lace doilie, wooden star, hot glue gun
1. Apply a strip of double sided tape along one edge of paper foil.
2. Cut strips of paper foil into 1" lengths. Cut 6 strips of 4 different paper foils.
3. Assemble a chain of 24 paper foil strips.
4. Add a paper loop for the final 25th day.
5. Cut 2 strips of green star embossed foil 1.5"x 9.5"
6. Accordion fold both green strips. Use a hot glue gun to attach the 2 strips together. Form a circle by gluing the ends together. Next, hold the center firmly together and glue the rosette onto a 1"x1" bit of paper. Carefully, hold the rosette in place until the glue cools and dries.
7. Attach the rosette to a white paper doilie and embellish the center of the rosette with a wooden star. Finally, attach a loop of ribbon to hang the rosette chain.
8. Adhere the 25th loop with the flat edge to the back of the rosette.
To learn more about our designer Karen, please visit her blog, Art & Soul. http://karensessionsartandsoul.blogspot.com
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Hi all Linda here. This year is all about keeping things small and simple. My husband and I have made big changes in our lives. We don’t need gifts to make us happy. Being together and with our family makes us happy.
For this Christmas I decided that I would make small Christmas decorations. My mother gave me a small milk glass sleigh that was her mother's. I decided that it should be filled with tiny gifts. These gifts would remind me of the many blessings that I have in my life.
When looking around my home I realized that I didn’t have any tiny boxes to decorate. Crazy I know, that among all the craft supplies I didn’t have tiny boxes. Well I decided that I would make my own.
Cutting pieces of cardboard down to one and half inch squares I glued three pieces together and then covered with Rinea Foil. Some of the “boxes” were covered with Rinea Foil paper that I embossed with a snowflake embossing folder. Other boxes were covered with paper from Canvas Corp Brands then sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.
Once all of the boxes were covered with desired paper it was time to add embellishments. A paper punch from Punch Bunch in the shape of a Holy Leaf was used. Punching several of the leaves out of the green Rinea embossed foil I set those aside.
Various colors of ribbon were used to wrap the gifts. Tied tiny bows and glued with hot glue to hold them in place. Once the ribbon bow was in place a tiny amount of glue was placed on the holy leaf and then small red rhinestones were put in place.
There is a video showing the whole process.
This little milk glass sleigh will remind me of all the tiny blessings in my life. Hopefully this project will inspire you. Now you know how to make tiny Christmas packages for your own tiny blessing reminder.
Stay in touch to see other projects made with Rinea Foil.
Steph Ackerman makes her debut on the Rinea blog with an amazing Christmas banner perfect for any mantle, side table, front door, or even your stairs!! The pops of Rinea foil just make it all come to life!!
Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with my first post as a member of the Rinea Design Team.
I have been experimenting with these foils and unlike some foils I have used, these foils are quite sturdy and retain their shape no matter what you do with them - fold them, bend them, emboss them and more. Imported from Germany, the foils are made of paper surrounded by 2 layers of colored aluminum foil so there is a nice weight to them.
As we are on our way towards Christmas, I created a banner with ornaments and poinsettias created from assorted color of Rinea Foils.
Rinea Foils - Glossy Plain-Red/Green; Embossed-Red, Green, Silver, Copper
Whisker Graphics Twine
Cardstock and pattern paper was cut to create the banner pieces then adhered together with brads. Using Spellbinders dies, I die cut the large ornaments from black cardstock, then used the next sized die to cut ornaments from Red, Silver and Copper Foils. Coordinating twine was tied around the foil ornaments and the foil layer was adhered to the cardstock layer with foam adhesives for dimension.
Using my Cricut, I die cut JOY from Green Embossed Foil. As you can see, the first "J" I cut tore while die cutting. I usually have my speed and pressure settings at maximum, but found it to be too fast to cut the foil. I die cut the "O" at medium speed and pressure and, while it did cut better, I found it too slow and it dragged the foil a bit. I then cut the "Y" at high speed and pressure which cut the best as did the last "J". The other 2 "J"s did not cut well as I did not clean my mat completely before cutting. (Lesson learned!)
Using Red and Green Embossed Foils, I die cut and embossed the poinsettias using Spellbinders dies. The foil cut really well and embossed beautifully. A dollop of glitter glue was added to the center of the poinsettias.
The ornaments were added to the banner using clothes pins which were clipped to the tops of the banner. Smaller poinsettias were glued to the clothes pins and a dollop of glitter glue was added to the center of each.
To finish, I tied some jute to the ends so I could hang the banner.
Steph - my blog
Hello! Nadine here with my first project for Rinea. I have been thinking about making a paper Christmas tree for awhile now but just haven’t found the perfect paper for it till now. The double-sided Glossy Plain Rinea paper-foil in Green/Gold was exactly what I was looking for to make my tree.
To create the tree I used the cardboard tube from some wrapping paper and rolled the foil papers into cones. Watch my video below to see how I did it.
For the tree top, I used a custom handcrafted star that was sent to me along with my design team supplies.
Here is a close up of the green/gold foil paper. Love this color combo!
Erin here with some fun and easy cards to give to friends and family for the Thanksgiving season using Rinea foils and a simple leaf die.
The plain copper and gild foils were used with a simple leaf die to help convey the feel of autumn. Top it off with a sweet little clip with a clay owl and turkey and you are all set!! Here is a video on how to make these cards!
Julie McGuffee has created the most amazing Christmas gifts from a wrapped candle, floating frame, ornament, and a cute little angel all using Rinea foils!!
First is a candle wrapped in die cut plain copper over a fancy cute embossed silver foil all died off with a sweet little bow.
Then there is this amazing floating frame with a plain gold foil die cut in a tree laid over a green embossed foil all embedded in a floating acrylic frame surround by tinsel.
A pretty ornament with plain silver foil cut in a sweet angel die and then the plain green foil also cut to surround the angel.
Last a beautiful angel with a Styrofoam ball as a base for the head and then surrounded with the amazing foils die cut in gold and silver plain foils.
Mini books or junk journals are a fun way to play with your crafty supplies and try out new things. Here Erin Reed does this with a theme of Halloween using a variety of crafty supplies including Rinea foils!!
Here is a video tutorial on how she made this fun book. She split up her book video into 2 parts - part is all about how she constructed the book and part 2 is all about adding in all the pretty elements.
Here is part 2 using the plain bronze Rinea foils as back ground papers to her book pages.
Here is the close up pictures of the pages using the Rinea foils.
The beauty of these foil papers is that they act like regular paper, just really metallic. So using them in your papers crafts is really easy!!
Book Covers - 7 Gypsies
Folders/Ephemera - 7 Gypsies
Flute - Canvas Corp
Canvas - Canvas Corp
Burlap - Canvas Corp
Papers - Canvas Corp
Rope - Canvas Corp
Ivory Folder - Canvas Corp
Black Bag - Canvas Corp
Envelope - Canvas Corp
Mini Clothespin - Canvas Corp
Mists & Paints - Tattered Angels
Foil Paper - Rinea
Enamel Dots - Eyelet Outlet
Brads - Eyelet Outlet
Gems/Pearls - Eyelet Outlet
Stamps & Ink - Brutus Monroe
Glue - Beacon Adhesives
Hi all Erin here. I have been wanting to play with the idea of adding the Rinea foil to jewelry pieces, and when I received this clear coat resin it seemed like an amazing fit!! You can wear these as jewelry pendants, large embellishments for mixed media, really there is no end to how to use thee fun little pendants.
I punched the plain pink and gold foils and also the embossed silver foil with various punches in flower and star shapes to embed into the metal pendant shapes and then cover them with the clear coat resin. For the larger pendant I shaped the foil at the tips to give it a 3D effect and due the foil's amazing structure it holds it shape!!
Here is a video tutorial on how to make these amazing pendants with Rina Foil and resin.
The foils help catch the light like any other metal. This is a fun a easy way to make an amazing statement piece for any jewelry buff. Here are some more up close pictures of these fun pendants.
Rinea Foils Used
Plain - Gold, Silver, Matte Gold, Pink, Copper
Embossed - Gold, Silver, Copper
Other Supplies Used
Metal Fobs - Prima
Beads/Glitter/Glass - Prima & Floracraft & American Crafts
Gems/Pearls - Eyelet Outlet
Punches - McGill & EK Success & Marvy
Charms - various
Buttons - Various
Glue - Beacon Adhesives
Resin - Amazing Castings
The Rinea foil works like no other, it can be bent and folded to hold its shape as seen in the below project. Here are some examples how the foil can be use for home décor or gift jars made by Julie McGuffee.
In this first jar the silver plain foil paper is run through a metal die to give it amazing texture and then backed with the red embossed foil behind to make it pop. At the top is a fun start using a rosette using a folding technique, perfect for the top of a jar. Here are a couple other rosettes made in the same fashion.
A simple and easy way to dress up a jar is to punch out the foils and glue them to to the sides of the jar, pick any shape you want from hearts, stars, snowflakes, circles, and so many more!!
Last we have a sweet little votive with a flared middle, which will stay in place due to the nature of the foil!! Cut slits into a rectangle foil and glue to the top and bottom of the votive glass and it create this amazing look of a lantern, line it with a few gems at the top and you have a one of a kind tea light candle holder.
Diane Agarwal - The passioneer behind bringing Rinea Foil, the unique crafting product from Germany, to you!