Crafting with the Minc | National Crafting Month
National Crafting Month is the perfect time to craft with the Minc Machine
Spring is in the air. It’s National Crafting Month. And the Minc is at work here in my space adding to that spring and craft vibe.
Today I want to share with you a little twist on an idea I have played with using the Minc. I crafted floral pics from butterfly shapes. Some of these are die cut right from the Surface Pad Glue Paper. But some of these are vellum and ‘painted’.
This is a vellum butterfly ‘painted’ with Texture Paste and then foiled through the Minc Machine. The idea came from the craft store and the floral department. You know the pics that you can buy and set them in your floral displays? You know, like hummingbirds and regular birds and even butterflies? I took that idea and some creative play time to see what I could come up with.
You too can play along. You can find the process video for making these butterfly picks HERE.
Here’s what you will need:
Heidi Swapp Minc Machine
Minc Reactive Foil – color of your choosing
Minc Texture Paste
Dies (for the shape you want to craft with)
hot glue gun
The trick for creating that ethereal look on the vellum butterfly is to ‘paint’ with the Minc Texture Paste. Yep! I know it’s for texture paste like techniques through stencils. But this is us being crafty and thinking outside the texture paste tube.
After I die cut a butterfly shape out of vellum, I lightly ‘swiped’ the surface with the Texture Paste. It was not important to cover it completely. It just needed to have some texture on there so that when the shape was run through the machine some of the foil would be picked up and allow for a whimsical butterfly Minc Technique.
Of course these butterflies can be used as embellishments on your scrapbook page or memory planner. But they sure are pretty tucked into the floral around your house. It’s just one way to celebrate National Crafting Month. It’s just one way to make for creative play. It’s just one way to craft pretty stuff made by you.
Remember to check out the process video HERE.
author: Jamie Pate