Hello my friends! I am back with some more foiling awesomeness! This is just a quick post that is kind of a take-off from my previous foiling posts Part 1 and Part 2 using one of the techniques I was experimenting with.
It is very easy to foil die cut images without having to get any toner paper, use a laser printer or a photocopier. No toner required! Using a product that most crafters have on hand, Mod Podge, we can create our own reactive paper or card. You could also use some of the other mediums that I tested in the other foiling post, but today, I used Mod Podge. I will probably do some more experimenting to determine which I feel gives the best result, but they should all work.
All you have to do is cover some cardstock or paper with the Mod Podge, Take an extra minute when you do this to ensue that you have a nice even and complete coverage. I rushed it a bit and you can see the brush strokes in some areas and there were a couple of pinhole spots that I guess I didn't completely cover. Admittedly, it will not be as completely smooth as a toner sheet, but it's pretty good and personally, I don't mind a bit of texture. Let it dry and die cut your images from the prepared card/paper.
Once you have your die cut piece, (the mod podge side must be the top), lay your foil over it, shiny side up, and run it through you laminator or Minc.. Make sure you don't have any mod podge on the back or it will stick to your carrier.
I painted several sheets at once with the Mod Podge so that I will have some on hand and won't have to do that step and wait for it to dry each time.
I also wanted to take this opportunity to mention something else that has come to my attention. My friend, Mary, was using a heavier card and was having some difficulty getting the foiling to work with her laminator. Possibly with the thickness of the card and the copy paper carrier, the foil wasn't getting hot enough. Mary used tissue paper as her carrier, instead of copy paper and it worked. So if you are having a similar problem, you may may also find that tissue paper is a good solution as well. Thanks Mary!
And thank you for taking the time to visit! I hope you found this little tip helpful. Please share it with anyone that you think may want to give it a try.
Have an awesome and artful day!