DIY Minc Foiled VinylThursday, March 24, 2016
I love using vinyl on my projects. I have used it on glass, ceramic, wood, canvas, in/on my planner, and more! When I realized that vinyl could be foiled and run through the Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator Machine my mind was blown. Foiled vinyl can get pricey and I usually don’t use a lot for a specific project. I would love the possibility to customize my vinyl with all the different color Minc foils.
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To watch the tutorial click play below.
Here are some Q&As:
Is the foil dishwasher safe or water resistant?
You need to hand wash your items and not microwave them, but that is normal. To make sure, I have been using 3 different cups every day for over a month before making this video. I wanted to make sure the foil would not get damaged, etc. They look as good as the first day I made them!
Does any vinyl work?
Not all vinyl is created equal. I have tested this technique with lots of vinyl and not all of them work. Click on the title of the video to open the video in YouTube. Then, click on the description box to get links to the vinyl that I tried that did.
Does it matter what color the vinyl is?
No! It is the vinyl that is reacting in the Minc and not the color.
I thought toner ink is what reacted in the Minc. Why does vinyl?
It is actually the polymer that is in the toner ink that is reacting. Polymer is made with tiny particles of plastic which is what is melting when heated and reacting in the Minc with the foil. Vinyl has polymer in it as well, which is why this technique works!
To learn more about the Heidi Swapp Minc check out Heidi's website and video library!
Create Well: Create custom foiled vinyl to place on all your project surfaces!