Sep 8, 2011

I Fell in Love With a German ...


I fell in love with a German foil embellishment silly!

... the one I worked with till the wee hours of the night ...

... the beautiful German Foil Doves from the Mercantile Antiquarian kit ... here's one of the detail shots ...

... yes, this is LOVE folks ... there's even a German Foil buckle in the kit!

I was first  introduced to German Foil when I took a Big Picture Class from Jenni Bowlin ...

Jenni is a MASTER at using German Foil in her layouts ... and it frequently makes its way into her kits and for sale at the Mercantile shop.

I'm not a real technique-y scrapper, but I tried painting on them last night and boy did they take to paint wonderfully.  Here is an in progress photo:

 ... they look awesomely cool in person ... and great flying around in their mini book ... 

The paint I used was Jenni Bowlin Malted Milk and Speckled Egg Dabbers.  The Speckled Egg is new and I think one of my favorite colors ever.  And it's easy easy to paint on German Foil with Dabbers.  A heavy touch to cover more and a light touch just to get at the embossed areas.

The whole thing will hopefully be photographed soon and the new Mercantile gallery will be up Saturday.  You'll love what the design team has been doing!

have a great day!


  1. Beautiful! Just joined the monthly kits last month, didn't know you could paint these. Thanks!

  2. Ooh, what cool German goodies! Such fun! And I love them with the touches of paint. Can't wait to see what you do with them. :)

  3. I love Speckled Egg, fave. These are too cool!


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