Whitson’s Foils are an easy way to add metallic interest to your project without the cost in both time and materials. They are made from a thin layer of non-reactive metallic sheets that are fused to a clear cellophane. These foils allow you to control the amount of foil that is transferred, whether you want it all or just a little.
Whitson’s Foils are compatible with all paints and plasters and there is no need to worry about tarnishing.
These foils are available by the metre (most are 645mm wide) or by the 75m roll, although there is a 3-day lead time for full rolls.
Foils are used by applying a coat of acrylic gold size, extra release can be obtained with two coats. Once the size comes to tack, apply the foil plain side down and use a scrubbing brush, rubber roller or any tool of your choice to release the metallic. Different tools can give different finishes.