One of my favorite things to watch is the wow-factor that the MINC Foil Applicator gives when I do demos. This last week at Creativation, I had the opportunity to demo the MINC to so many people and every time someone pulled back the foil it was the same reaction. The Reactive Art Screen Ink is a favorite but this was the first time I paired it with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink. It blended beautifully with the foil so I wanted to share with you how I created this look!
Plain White Card
Magnolia Clear Stamps
Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool
Art Scraper (or old gift card)
Art screen the card. Place the art screen on the front of the card. With a small bead of MINC Art Screen Ink on the screen, scrape the ink across the screen making sure to get all of the design desired. Remove the screen and clean immediately with warm water and soap. Let air dry sticky side up.
Watch this quick video by Heidi to see how easy it is.
Let card dry and then run through the MINC. Run the card in the applicator on heat setting 3 with the color foil of your choice. I used gold.
Ink the card. Start with the darkest color first and ink the top of the card. Use a different blender and do the bottom of the card with the lighter color. Bring the lighter color up to blend the darker and blend the edges away down the middle. The foil will resist the ink.
Stamp over the design. Add your sentiment with your favorite stamps in black permanent ink like Staz-On. It will stamp right over the foil.
Optional – Create a slit in the card with a craft knife to hold a note on an insert. Add ribbon to the top of the insert so that it can be pulled up easily.
I hope this inspires you to ink up your art screen creations! The results are stunning for any occasion!