Welcome to Minc It Monday December Album style.
Today’s addition of Minc It Monday I will be styling with the Minc Machine Collection 5 different ways in my December Album. I have begun to prep my daily album for the Christmas season. A couple of Minc techniques can be found in my December Mini album. Today I share them with you.
Foiled Die Cut Title
This technique I have shared with you before right HERE.
Today I want to change it up a bit and create a title page for my mini album.
This is a Minc technique of making a title or embellishment without toner paper OR a toner based ink printer.
* heavy weight cardstock (I used watercolor paper)
* a digital die cut machine
* Heidi Swapp’s hand lettered MERRY png (you can download that for free HERE)
* Reactive Minc Paint
* paint brush
* Reactive Silver Foil
* Minc Machine
paint a swatch of watercolor paper with a good covering of Reactive Paint. I used a piece about a 6×3-inches. Allow paint to dry. COMPLETELY.
using your digital cut machine of choice, bring in the MERRY png. Use trace option to create cut lines. Cut with machine. For watercolor paper I use the heavy weight setting to cut.
after word is cut, Minc the word. Place title cut inside carrier sheet. Cover with Silver Reactive Foil. Run through machine on the 3 setting.
Beautiful foiled word title.
The second way to style with the Minc in your December album is similar to the first.
Foiled Die Cut Shape
The second way to find Minc in your December album this year is to use this same technique. But with a traditional hand crank die cut machine and dies. This technique is great for traditional die cuts that are an open designs like this lined star.
Use the instructions for Foiled Die Cut Title, only cut a design from your table top die cut machine and a die.
Third way to style with the Minc this December:
Foiled Splatter Pocket Card
For this technique the Reactive Mist will by used to create a sprayed effect on a 3×4 pocket card. Simply spray a design on cardstock. Here I am using the DCWV Christmas Flipsides Cardstock. This is a nice heavy weight and textured paper that holds medium nicely.
After mist has dried COMPLETELY, run card through machine. This makes for a fun and artsy feel on a card complete with silver foil glam.
Fourth Minc technique:
A peek-a-boo card is a card with a shape either die cut or paper punched out of it leaving a very open design. Then, using a scrap of the watercolor that was painted in technique 1, foil that scrap with Reactive Foil.
Adhere the foiled swatch to the back of the cardstock card. The foil shows through with a bit of dimension and plenty of glam. And that’s what I call a peek-a-boo card.
The last way to use the Minc Collection in your December album we will discuss today is…
Foiled Photo Edges
This technique uses the Heidi Swapp Glue Pen. Use the pen to swipe on the edges leaving behind a touch of glue on the photos edges.
Use a scrap of Reactive Foil, lay foil over the glue, rub gently with your finger, and leave behind a subtle and striking touch of foil.
Those are just a few ways to add Minc style to a December, or any, album.
This could make for a fun creative weekend with friends making and creating Minc embellishments for this season’s album.
It only takes a few supplies. Some time to play. And the results of glam and foil that make you happy you took time to make pretty stuff.