Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fun Foam Meets Die Cuts

Fun Foam can be used to make die cuts as well as stamps.
These can be used on Tags, ATCs and other projects.
Thin fun foam can easily be cut with any of Tim Holtz dies and die cutting tool.

For my Technique Tuesday,
I'll share how I used fun foam on this ATC.

 Two fun foam die cut hearts and three fun foam dots were applied to ATC with gel medium.
Next, painted ATC with gesso and then painted with red acrylic paint. You will need to pounce the paint around the foam to cover.
This technique will give your project a dimensional look.
Next, stamp two of Tim's rubber stamps from Classics #7 with Palette Hybrid Noir black ink. While black ink was still wet, I applied clear embossing over the inked images and heat set with heat tool.
To finish, Viva Inka Gold highlights was added to both hearts, three small round fun foam dots and around edges of ATC.

(The tiny foam dots were made with the trash left over from mini-gears die cut)

Check out these supplies in club:

 Fun Foam
Movers and Shapers Mini-Hearts Die set
Gel Medium
Clear embossing powder
Palette Hybrid Noir black ink
Acrylic paint
Rubber stamps


  1. Thanks, Judy! Another use for fun foam - I buy the sticky backed kind, put a strip of Tearific Tape (similar to Scor Tape) on the foam side, cut the strip away from the rest of the piece of fun foam and cut it up to use as dimensional tape. I mostly use the black foam because I've had such a hard time finding good black 3D foam dots. Now I just make my own!

  2. I'm guessing the heat tool didn't melt or damage the foam? Great way to get texture. Thanks for sharing.


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