How To Create Foiled Embellished Layers
One of the goals we as the Heidi Swapp team attempt to do here on this blog is to share ideas that we have tried out and are excited to then share with you.
This edition of the blog found here on Monday use to be a thing called Minc It Monday. It’s the part of the show where we share what we are doing with the Minc Machine Collection. Maybe ideas you had not quite thought of yet. Speaking for myself, I love to challenge myself with new ideas. But sometimes they are not THAT new. But maybe they are new to you.
For example, have you ever painted with Texture Paste?
Here’s what I did. I found this super easy. With beautiful results.
First I die cut a butterfly from the vellum that is found in the Minc Surface Paper Pad.
Then I squeezed out a little of the Minc Texture Paste onto my work surface, and just added the paste around the edges of the die cut vellum using a paint brush.
After that dried very very (did I say very?) well, then it was foiled through the Minc Machine.
The result is a fabulous foil outlined vellum butterfly embellishment. You can see two there as I cut another one in a smaller size and did the same. I love that!
The next two ideas is what I call a variation on the same.
Here’s what I did:
Using the Glue Sheet from the Surface Pad, I die cut a ‘solid’ butterfly from that material.
Per machine instructions the Glue Sheet butterfly was then foiled through the Minc Machine.
Then, using an intricate cut butterfly I cut that shape with Storyline Chapters Pattern Paper. That piece is layered over the solid foiled butterfly for another Minc embellishment idea.
Here’s the variation part, just reverse the above idea:
This time die cut the intricate shape using the Glue Sheet. And then foil.
Ack! I just get so giddy over such things. I love this. It reminds us too, if you do something one way, try it the opposite way. Great way to add more techniques to one’s repertoire.
Now take these ideas and use them on any and all paper crafts. Scrapbook pages. Cards. Journals. And those ever loving tags.
author: Jamie Pate