Every time I see a foiled bag or shirt I can't help but wish I could DIY it myself on the dime! Well, I now can and so can you!
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I have been stuck on trying to do this heat transfer foiled technique since January and I have finally found the perfect way to do it! I have already started making foiled t-shirts, bags, party favors, and pencil pouches like this fun design perfect for my coffee and planner addiction. Ha!
Free Download (for personal use only)
Silhouette Cameo 3 Digital Die Cutting Machine
Silhouette Printable Heat Transfer Material for Darker Colored Fabrics
Laser Printer (I use the HP Laser Jet Pro P1102w and it foils perfect every time)
Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator Machine (either 6" or 12")
Heidi Swapp Minc Transfer Folder
Heidi Swapp Minc Teal and Silver Ombre Reactive Foil (or another Minc Reactive Foil color of your choice)
Heidi Swapp Minc Non-Stick Craft Mat (cut to fit inside your 6" or 12" Minc Foil Applicator Machine)
Item to foil on (I am using felt pencil pouches found at my local craft store)
1. Download the free printable or create your own design in Silhouette Studio (free program with the Silhouette). Use the print and cut feature to print your design on to the Printable Heat Transfer Material from your laser printer. Then, cut the image out with the Silhouette.
*You can also use your own design and hand cut it out with scissors.
I make sure to print and cut several of the same design just in case I tear one while weeding the design.
2. Cut one design from the sheet and weed it. (This term means to remove the image from it's negative). Cut a piece of Minc Foil to size.
3. In your Minc Transfer Folder, place your cut down Minc Non-Stick Craft Mat. This mat can withstand the heat of the machine! Remove the backing of the transfer paper. Place the image down on the non-stick craft mat, black side up, and place the foil on top. Close the Minc Transfer Folder and smooth the top.
4. Run through the Minc on heat setting 1.
5. Remove the image from the non stick craft mat and place it on the item you want to transfer it to. Follow the transfer paper's instructions to adhere.
6. I have found that placing the non stick craft mat on top of the design and then using the iron quickly over the image for only a second, it bonds it instantly.
*Do not leave it longer as it can melt the foil and damage your mat and project.
Watch this full tutorial to see the steps!
I am so excited for the many possibilities that this technique will give me! It is just one more way I can use my Minc! If you were inspired by this project, check out these other ways you can use the Minc.
Learn to Use Your Stamps with the Minc
Foil all the things!