5 Golden MINC Techniques
Welcome to another edition of MINC It Monday here on the Heidi Swapp blog. As I have stated before, this is the part of the show where the Heidi Swapp Media Team brings ideas and techniques for using the MINC Machine and collection in and around paper crafting, card making, home diy and even memory keeping.
Today I am going to show you some ideas for how to use your MINC Collection to highlight the fun of St Patrick’s Day as well as include techniques in a mini album. Call it the luck of the Irish inspired story telling.
Welcome to my Lucky Me mini album.
Let’s take a little tour of this mini as I highlight 5 ways I incorporated MINC products into that album. These five suggestions are pretty doable. You’ve seen them before. And they should spark some new inspiration for you for the next time you craft a story.
First technique – Create title work with foiled digital cut:
Foil toner paper with your favorite Minc Foil. Here I used the Gold Stars Minc Foil as it resonates with a St Patrick’s theme and that whole idea of pot of gold and what have you. Well, my pot of gold is my family in this instance. As this album is full of a recent family outing that was simply fun and connective. So gold foil it is.
After the toner paper was completely foiled with that Gold Stars Foil, I then cut with my cutting machine the word art. (See post HERE for additional links to this project).
TIP: It makes for a better cut if the Toner Paper is foiled first, and then the digital cut made second. Trust me on this.
Second technique – Use Minc Reactive Mist for a mixed media vibe:
Sprinkle the intended surface with Minc Reactive Mist. Then foil with Gold Glitter Sheet for a layer of gold sparkle and shine.
As shown here on my mini album cover, I used vellum as the cover for the album. I love having that subtle mixed medium layered over the green pattern paper from Color Fresh. I wanted to see if I could have too much gold. Turns out, ya can’t!
The drops of Reactive Mist were set to dry very well. Then using one of the Gold Glitter Sheets I layered that over the dried Mist sprinkles and ran it through the machine per operating instructions. I think I love how subtle but artsy the gold glitter backdrop plays against the Gold Stars title work.
Third technique – Make a pattern with Texture Paste and Minc Glitter Sheets:
One of my most favorite mediums to use is Texture Paste. For this technique on this little 4-inch x 4-inch page tucked in my mini, I used Minc Texture Paste to stencil a clover on the top of the pattern paper. Again, allowing to dry very well, Gold Glitter Sheets were used to create a pretty gold glitter shamrock motif. This again supports the colors and theme that I have going in this story of lucky me and my people.
Fourth technique – Foil pre-printed word art with gold foil:
There is still a goodly supply of pre-printed Minc products out there that are ready to just slap foil over and Minc. This ‘adventure’ card is included in the Minc Kit that comes with a brand new Minc Machine. The word was perfect to support my story. Then using the original Gold Foil I ran it through the machine on a 3 setting and called it done.
Fifth technique: Layered and foiled icon embellishments:
The last technique used here today takes us back to the Toner Paper. Foiled Toner Paper was used to cut out a shamrock icon. Then, I cut a smaller size shamrock from pattern paper. The pattern paper icon was layered over the foiled icon, and creates a great layer of embellishment and texture with just a peek of foil.
Five ways to keep you busy with your Minc Machine and foil. Five ways to add foil techniques to your mini album. Five ways to make telling your story festive and inspired by the season.