Welcome back to another Minc It Monday where we feature the Minc Foil Applicator Machine and all it can do! The Minc never ceases to amaze me in what it can accomplish! I know you are going to love this tutorial using metallic water colors on black card stock. This technique is so professional looking, it would make lovely custom wedding or shower invitations.
Let me share how easy it is to get this look!
To start, you will need to have an image printed on to smooth card stock. Not all card stock is created equal and even though it looks smooth, you will need to make sure to look at the fibers of the paper. The smoother the paper the better foil you will get. Check out this video tutorial I created: How to Get the Perfect Minc Foil.
I printed my image on white paper below so you could see what it looked like before cutting these circles out. However, for this tutorial I am going to print it on black cardstock and then cut around the circles!
Next, I am going to foil the image with black Minc Reactive Foil according to package directions. I am doing this so that the watercolor stands out but you can choose any foil color you wish! I used a heat setting of 3.
Next, use metallic water colors to paint the paper. You do not want a lot of water for this because the metallic will stand out more on the black and less rippling of the paper will happen. I still use the heat tool to dry my paper because it will dry the watercolor quickly and flatten out the paper. As soon as the paper goes flat again, stop heating the paper.
I used yellow gold above and white gold below. The white really stands out! If you want less water color on your words, use a Q-tip with a little bit of water on it to clean the foil slightly. The foil acts like a resist and will wipe clean!
Place your painted piece on a black card and it will make your piece POP! This is such a fun technique and I can’t wait to try this out some more!
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Supplies: Minc Foil Applicator Machine, Minc Reactive Foil, Heidi Swapp Embossing Folder, Metallic Watercolors, and Coredination Card Stock