DIY Foiled Heat Transfer
I am so excited to share this tutorial with you! When I started testing the idea behind foiling vinyl, I knew there had to be also a way we could foil our own heat transfer material as well! It took some time to perfect this technique, but it is just in time for the upcoming gift giving season! The possibilities are endless once you realize you can now foil your own fabric, bags, t-shirts, and more!
Please note, this tutorial is for a no-wash foiled heat transfer. I am still testing other materials for the washing tutorial, which will come soon. Also, do not try this without watching the following video first. There are some tricks and hacks that are important so that you do not damage your transfer paper, transfer folder, or Minc.
So, I thought it would be a lot of fun to use little muslin bags and fill them with this new lip balm I found. I wanted several to hand out for gifts for a party and this seemed fun for both males and females. The packaging just screams Halloween. I had never seen or used this before and found it at my local natural foods store. I mean, what does it mean by “buzzing” and “freaky”… so I bought an extra to try it out myself first. I just have to say, IT IS PERFECT for a Halloween gift, Ha! There isn’t any other way to describe it besides, freaky and yes, it buzzes! So, I filled each foiled bag with this lip balm after decorating the front.
To make the images on the bags, I followed the video tutorial above after cutting out these cut files from the Silhouette Store ((#148781 and #31584) and the Silhouette Cameo 3. I foiled them with Minc Reactive Orange and Black foil. What fun this was! So easy to do a lot at one time too! I hope this opens up the possibilities to creating some fun projects with fabric!
A reminder that Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores now have the new Minc supplies in select stores and online, including orange and black foils! They also carry the Minc Non-Stick Craft Mat that is needed for this DIY.
Supplies: Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator Machine, Minc Reactive Foils, Minc Non Stick Craft Mat, Silhouette Printable Heat Transfer Material for Dark Fabrics, Silhouette Cameo 3, and Muslin Bags