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Anyone interested in foiling, tips, tricks, questions, comments, ideas, suggestions.
Latest Activity: Oct 21
Started by Avra Williams. Last reply by Avra Williams Jul 1.
Hi! I just tried foiling for the first time the other day. I have a Scotch laminator that I've had for several years and don't want to invest in another if I don't have to. I only tried a couple of…Continue
Started by Sherry Hedger Jun 5.
I have a question- I am looking to use my laser printer to print a name and foil-but I also want to stamp on my card- Do I laser and foil first ?? Then ink and heat emboss?? Continue
Started by lovinpaper. Last reply by lovinpaper Sep 4, 2016.
I thought we could share our foiling when we try something new.Continue
I struggled with foiling so much that I finally gave up. I sold all of my equipment. I think foiling is beautiful, but is not for me. I will be leaving this group. I wish you all well. and FOIL ON!
Making your own toner paper:
I created a document in Microsoft Word, inserted a text box and made it as big as the page. Then I filled it with black. Now I had a big, black document. I printed it out on my laser printer on white cardstock. Tadaaaahhhh, toner paper!
I cut out a die shape (spellbinder fancy frames) and then foiled it. It was almost perfect. The raised areas had very fine black lines and that bothered me.
I found if I foiled a piece of my toner paper first and then die cut it, it came out perfect. No black spots whatsoever.
Diana, thanks for the tip. I'm using paper most of the time. Just seems to work better in most cases. And yes, the plastic folder seems to get warped.
I saw an idea in a catalog. They used a rose stencil and placed the Deco Foil pen in the openings and foiled the roses. I think the Minc toner pen would produce the same results. I may give it a try.
Had a Royal Sovereign but it burned out - forgot to turn it off and it doesn't have an automatic shut off The mini Minc, on sale so many places, is definitely better. But I would advise unplugging it when you're done, or else using a surge protector - power failure took out my first one., I mustn't have a (gold foil) magic touch. But I love the technique. It takes my cards to a whole new level.
Thanks for all the great tips about foiling. I ended up ordering the Royal Sovereign laminator that Gina was using in her demonstration and have had very good luck using it with the black and white paper I ordered from Gina K. I put my project inside a folded piece of cardstock and use the 5 mil setting and run it through twice and have had very few black spots. I did try using an iron on a small project but apparently I pushed too hard for too long as I had foil all the way around the edge of the project, too!
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