Let’s face it: using metallic foil in designs is more than a mere trend. The sheer shimmer is an advantageous supplement that exudes pure sophistication and desire—but why? Humans are physically and emotionally drawn to all things shiny; it’s due to our very nature. As a matter of fact, this design element traces all the way back to around the 5th century, when hardbound book casings incorporated a gold leaf for a striking appearance.
Back in the day, original foil design applications were completed by hand using real gold, and this made the process both lengthy and expensive. Nowadays, foil designs are applied by machines and have an aluminum or tin base for greater affordability. Fortunately, anyone can choose to apply foil to anything without the process costing an arm and a leg. Are you wondering about the potential of foil applications for an upcoming project? Let’s take a closer look at how to use foil in your designs.