How To Add Fun, Subtle and Simple Minc Techniques
Sometimes simple and subtle is best
Do you have a Minc Machine? Do you ever feel overwhelmed by what the Machine can do for you? Do you have it still in it’s box? Do you wish you would use it use foil more on your projects?
Today’s Simple Minc Technique is here to share with you a very quick, very subtle way to add just a small gesture of foil interest to absolutely any project you can imagine.
All you will need is the following:
A Minc Glue Pen
Minc Foil of any color
A surface. This can include paper, cardstock, vellum, acetate. Many different surfaces can be used for this Simple Technique.
This idea came from me playing with wanting to add just a bit of a foil technique to a pattern paper. I keep seeing every where on cards and gift cards and even wall art touches of sort of abstract foil applications. It struck me that we at home can easily render that to any of the papery surfaces we play with . It’s a bit of a trend to see foil touches in the market place. How great that we can do the same very easily from home.
How To Add Simple Minc Foil Techniques
Using the Fine Minc Glue Pen, I simply added a mark to the black fleck found on this Care Free Paper. Are you familiar with mark making? This is what it reminded me of as I added little ‘marks’ to this pattern paper. You can see the bit of white on that black speck. This did not need a lot of glue at all. But it does require a bit of drying to a tackiness.
When the glue has dried to a tacky feel, then take the foil color of choice and lay it over the pattern paper. Gently rub over the glue mark. Pull foil up and what you have left is just as one hoped: a subtle touch of foil glam.
In the above image I also applied a touch of glue to the edge of my diy notched banner. With as subtle a touch as this technique is, I think it’s OK to add more touches throughout your project without it being too much.
What will I do with that pattern paper teaming with little touches of Minc Champagne Foil? I added it to a recent layout that had other foil touches as part of the overall embellishing.
The above page in progress will end up with the following Champagne embellishing:
* simple Minc marks on the pattern paper
* foil swipe on the notched flag
* a clear champagne word sticker
* and a champagne photo corner
All these subtle touches combine to bring additional adhesion to this page. The page does not include an overwhelming hit of foil glam. But rather, the story + photos is the focus of this page. The Minc Champagne Simple Techniques come a long side to support the story in a fun, subtle and simple way.
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author: Jamie Pate