I just love my Minc! I love that it can transform a project from Go to WOAH!!! It just adds that extra little something and it is so easy to achieve. When Heidi visited Downunder recently she taught two classes. One of the classes was this divine Mini album Minc Technique class using some modelling paste and the Minc Toner spray. Now even though I have been playing with the Minc for several years now I was totally inspired by Heidi’s class and decided to try the techniques on a 12 x 12 layout instead. Heidi’s class used a stencil from a previous collection but I decided to make my own stencil in Keynote and cut it with my Silhouette Cameo, and as a bonus I have provided the stencil for you to download and cut out as well.
You can see I used the stunning “Midnight” pattern paper from the Hawthorne collection and some Gold and pink ombre Minc foil to create my layout. I also added in some Minc 3D Butterflies and some stickers from the Hawthorne collection.
You can see this is Heidi’s mini album she taught that I took my inspiration from.
And a fun photo of some of the lovely ladies in the class from Sydney.
I used a couple of the Minc butterflies and layered them for some depth and interest.
I also added in one of the Hawthorne foam words with some gold foil pressed onto the top.
I love the Pink and Gold Ombre foil over the Minc Toner spray and the stencilled modelling paste background.
Let me share how I created my layout.
I added my stencil file into the Silhouette software and followed this tutorial to change my jpeg to a file suitable for the Silhouette. I then cut it out on a piece of white cardstock.
Next I adhered the stencil to my piece of pattern paper with some washi.
I then squeezed some of the gold texture paste onto the top of the stencil and spread it over. I gently removed the stencil and allowed it to dry.
Next I grabbed my Minc toner spray and spritzed some on the top right portion of the page.
I allowed the texture paste and toner spray to dry completely.
Then I trimmed a piece of the Gold and Pink ombre foil to fit over the entire piece of 12 x 12 pattern paper and ran it through my Minc on a setting 3. The most important thing to note is to make sure all of the Minc medium is covered with the foil otherwise it will stick to the carrier sheet as it is going through the Minc machine.
The outcome is just spectacular! I loved it so much I wanted to feature it in my home so once I completed my layout I placed it in a frame and added it to some existing frames and decorative stands on our stairwell landing.
The view from the top of the stairs.
I love this little cluster of frames and photos that celebrates my family!
and a one on one view of the frame on my stand.
You can down load the image here.
I am simply in love with my layout and I definitely can’t wait to use this technique again! Find all your MINC supplies at your local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores, independent and online stores.