Hello friends! Today I’m so excited to share with you the new Gold Foil Tote Kit from Brit+Co available now at Target! My friends at Brit+Co sent it to me a couple weeks ago and I’m so in love. I’ll walk you through step by step how to make a hand lettered tote with this kit so you can make one of your own! Let’s get started!
First things first – how cute is this packaging? I absolutely love it! On the back you’ll see everything that’s included in the kit, plus social sharing information.
When you open the kit, you’ll find a black canvas tote bag, paintbrush, fabric adhesive, gold foil transfer paper, parchment paper and alphabet stencils.
There’s also a step by step instructional guide included that walks you through how to create your gold foil tote. Don’t throw away this guide, because there’s a code included on it for a free Brit+Co class! They have so many great classes to choose from, including my Bounce Lettering Basics class!
I love that the instructions are really simple and easy to follow. The photos that accompany them are really helpful too. I got started with my bag by sketching out my lettering using a Tombow MONO Drawing Pencil.
After I sketched my letters, I squeezed some of the fabric adhesive onto a plastic plate so I could dip the paintbrush in the adhesive to use it to “paint” my letters.
A word of advice here – do these next steps in smaller increments than I did. Instead of lettering your entire phrase in the glue, then foiling it all at once, go a few letters at a time. I’m notoriously impatient (I always say patience is not one of my virtues), and tried to speed up the process by doing everything at once and it ended up taking me longer because I didn’t get as much coverage with the foil as I wanted. Learn from my mistake and go through these next steps in small chunks, and you’ll get a great result the first time!
After you add your glue, let it dry for a few minutes. It will be somewhat tacky to the touch once it’s dried a bit. Then grab some foil and place it on top of your glue with the shiny side up.
Place the parchment paper on top, then use an iron set to your cotton setting and let it sit on top for about 30 seconds.
Let the foil cool down before you peel it away to reveal your design! You can tell in the photo below that I didn’t get full coverage on my first pass. It was totally just from me trying to rush through and do the entire piece at once, so if you take your project more slowly and go 2-3 letters at a time, you won’t run into that issue!
I ended up repeating the process a couple of times to fill in the gaps, and I love the result!