On Saturday I spent an enjoyable morning doing a foiling workshop with Anna Jackson of Black Cactus London. Anna is a screen printer and fellow Makerhood member, and she uses lots of leaves and textures in her work – so you can see why I’m a fan!
I bought one of her lovely foiled keypots (above) at Christmas, and I couldn’t turn down the chance to have a go at foiling myself.
We started by making a quick paper stencil to get familiar with the technique. Although we used a screen to push the glue through the stencil, Anna emphasised that this wasn’t essential – you can brush the glue on instead.
Then we moved on to experimenting ourselves. Of course I spent most of the time using leaves and seeds!
I finished off with another more elaborate snail shell stencil.
And here’s the happy group (including Kes of Heart in Art Workshops) showing off our work at the end.
Anna’s next foiling workshops are on 14 August and 3 September – a great way in to the metallic trend this summer!