Today I am excited to share with you a special DIY tutorial for today’s Minc-it-Monday! I have been wanting to do a “heat transfer” look on a few of my home decor projects without having to purchase a heat-press. Most of the projects I want do it on are hand made pillows, wall hangings, or handmade bags. This technique will work as long as your fabric is flat and can fit in the Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator Machine.
*Make note, this tutorial will not foil the heat vinyl. If you want to check out how to do that, feel free to look at this past DIY Foiled Heat Transfer I posted here.
Sometimes heat transfer products will not seal to a fabric with just an iron. After a little while it peels up because it really needs both heat and pressure. Well, the Minc gives both that! Here is how to make this wall hanging!
2 Thin Wood Veneer found in craft stores next to the wooden dowels (or 4 flat paint sticks)
Black Acrylic Paint
Silhouette Die Cutting Machine
1. Create image in the Silhouette Studio software. Cut from the American Crafts Vinyl. Using vinyl transfer paper, transfer the image to the Minc Canvas Paper.
2. Run the vinyl through the Minc on a heat setting 2 making sure the image is covered with regular paper to protect the Transfer Folder.
3. Cut your wood veneer into 9″. Use the Crop n Dile to punch holes an inch on each side of one of the sticks.
4. Paint black and let dry. (For this example, I didn’t paint the backs so you could see where to add the magnet strips.)
5. Tie twine to the stick with the holes, with the knots in the front. Use a lighter to burn ends so it doesn’t fray.
6. Place magnet stripes on the back of 2 sticks and on the front 2 sticks as shown above and below.
7. Sandwich your art in between the sticks. Hang!
It is just one more thing you can do with the Minc! I love all the possibilities! You can find the Minc Foil Appiclator in select Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. In the meantime, you can find more inspiration on Heidi Swapp’s Minc Pinterest board here.