Heidi Swapp | How to Embellish with the MINC Glue Pens
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Heidi Swapp Minc Glue Pen Embellishment Ideas by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

How to Embellish with the MINC Glue Pens

Minc It Monday is a series of blog posts here at Heidi Swapp that talks about all things…well…Minc!

Heidi Swapp Minc Glue Pen Embellishment Ideas by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Today’s Minc It Monday is all about the Minc Glue Pens. Taking the Glue Pens, the Silver Square Reactive Foil, some Color Fresh Paper, and of course the Minc Machine, we are going to add simple foiled touches to paper embellishments.

Ready?

Heidi Swapp Minc Glue Pen Embellishment Ideas by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

The Glue Pen comes in two sizes. Shown here above is the Wide Tip.

Heidi Swapp Minc Glue Pen Embellishment Ideas by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

The other size is a Fine Tip. Both of these pens will contribute to the foiled glammy things today.

Heidi Swapp Minc Glue Pen Embellishment Ideas by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Taking Color Fresh Patterned Paper, I simply added some glue touches here and there, depending on the look I was going for. Here on this starburst patterned paper, I just added little glue circles inside each of the starbursts.

Heidi Swapp Minc Glue Pen Embellishment Ideas by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

After running the glued paper through the machine following manufacturers directions, I had a pretty little silver foiled embellishment in the center of each starburst. This is a subtle little addition to the already delicate design. Now all that is left is to create an embellishment.

Heidi Swapp Minc Glue Pen Embellishment Ideas by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

The pattern paper was trimmed out to a tag shape. Then die cut paper and notched banners were layered in place. A few stickers from the Sticker book gave the tag it’s sentiment. And tah dah! A tag for a card, or planner or page…you get the idea.

Heidi Swapp Minc Glue Pen Embellishment Ideas by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

The next Glue Pen technique is not only good for pattern paper, but I have used this idea on photo edges as well. I call this the Foil Edged Card. Using the Wide Tip Glue Pen, swipe the edges of the card with glue. Doesn’t have to be perfect. Just play around with it until you are happy. Remember. It’s only paper. You can always start over again if you can’t like.

Heidi Swapp Minc Glue Pen Embellishment Ideas by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

See how pretty the Silver Square Foil is on the edges. Again. All that is left is to embellish the 4×3 paper with stamps, and paper punches and more stickers. This would be a great card for pocket scrapbooking.

Heidi Swapp Minc Glue Pen Embellishment Ideas by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

For this technique I used a tag from the Ephemera Pack. See those lines…yep…using the Fine Tip Glue Pen I bet you can guess what I’m gonna do.

Heidi Swapp Minc Glue Pen Embellishment Ideas by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Just run a line of glue over the white lines between the color.

Heidi Swapp Minc Glue Pen Embellishment Ideas by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

This technique totally transformed this card. I love how it just adds some interest and pop to an already cute tag. But this Silver Square Foil and Glue Pen just gave it a little more game.

So. Grab those Glue Pens at JOANN. And I know you already have a wide stash of patterned paper. Add some glue touches and foil all the pretty things.

Supplies | Heidi Swapp Minc Collection NOW at JOANN: Minc Machine, Silver Square Foil, Wide Tip Glue Pen, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Minc Foil Scissors, Magnetic Cut Mat. Color Fresh Paper Line: 6×6 Paper Pad, Sticker Book, Ephemera Pack.