You can now use almost any stencil to add foil to your projects. The trick is to let it heat up for 8-10 minutes to make sure it is really hot before you start using it for the first time. With a slow and steady motion, simply trace the outline of your stencil to create beautiful foiled images on cards, scrapbook pages, DIY projects and more. Larger stencils with open spaces seem to work best. The stencil has to be wider than the tip of the tool to create nice even contact with the surface of the project.
For product samples I posted a few images that you might enjoy.
I am loving the Heatwave tool. It works really well with all the stencils I have at home. I also did some free hand and it worked great. I did find that it was easier to use while standing up, gave me more control. But it glides nicely and I was pretty pleased with the finished look.
I purchased a HEATWAVE foil pen, extra foil and some templates. I liked it so much, that I ordered another one and more foil and templates for my friend in England. Since it is battery powered, it will be great for her as she will not need to deal with voltage and electrical plug adapters. I picked my order up at the store and followed the instructions of the knowledgeable lady who gave me my order. I let it heat up for 10 minutes and used new batteries. I got excellent results the very first time. I also used it with stencils that I had and they also worked well.
I just love this new tool. I use my regular stencils that have openings big enough to take the tip and it doesn't seem to bother them. I am careful not to press to hard near the actual stencil.