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Foiling Tips and Tricks

Anyone interested in foiling, tips, tricks, questions, comments, ideas, suggestions.

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New to foil and laminator uses.

Started by Joan Smith Mar 23. 0 Replies

Hi I just got a laminator cause I saw months ago (maybe years now) when Gina K showed how to use a laminator. I tried saving it in my folder but can't locate it now. Could you please inform me as to…Continue

Stamping and foiling

Started by Catherine Kelley. Last reply by Catherine Kelley Mar 17. 3 Replies

I’m having trouble using the transfer gel with my acrylic and rubber stamp images. Once I’ve let the gel dry and I run the foil through my laminator the stamped image comes out “blotchy” - not all…Continue

Foiling Showcase

Started by lovinpaper. Last reply by Joyce Nohner Feb 3. 4 Replies

I thought we could share our foiling when we try something new.Continue

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New to Foiling

Started by Avra Williams. Last reply by Avra Williams Jul 1, 2017. 2 Replies

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

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Comment by Diana Scott on June 4, 2017 at 5:25pm
I have mine in GK kit boxes. The rolls fit perfect. The sheets I have in a kit box also. I don't keep the kits together but put paper with what I have, stamps go into my inventory, etc. so I have a lot of the boxes. You can also buy these in the store but any boxes would work. I have just added a label to the front with the colors in each box and as I use the foil I mark how much is left so I know when to reorder. Can't tell how much is in the tube by just looking! Hope this helps.
Comment by Brenda on June 4, 2017 at 2:55pm

Hello to fellow foiling fans.  I am new to foiling and have managed to gather a good size amount of foils along with the related tools.  My question for you seasoned foil experts is how to you store you foils?

Comment by Diana Scott on February 5, 2017 at 2:45pm
You can also take to Office Supply store and have them copy on heavy card stock on a laser printer. I got a cheap one at Walmart.
Comment by dapperdoxie on February 5, 2017 at 2:01pm

you can't foil with ink jet...has to to laser cause it's the toner that the foil melts into as I understand it.  I hope to eventually get one, but so far haven't been that lucky.  LOL  

Comment by Bonnie Ashley on February 5, 2017 at 1:43pm

Is a laser printer necessary?  I have a HP Envy, it is ink jet but prints beautifully.

Comment by Rebecca on January 17, 2017 at 3:50pm

Thank you Diana :)

Comment by Diana Scott on January 17, 2017 at 2:37pm
Rebecca, you are basically correct, but it is still trial and error. You need a "hot" laminator or mini Minc, etc. My printer is one I got at Walmart for $99 - HP LaserJet Pro Mfp M125w. I set it for best printing and it does a good job. I have a mini Minc. Tried a cheap laminator, didn't work well. You need a good image to start, I stamp my stamps with my Misti 2-3 times, then copy and foil.

Just a note, don't get too much too soon until you try it. I did a lot of foiling on my Christmas cards, but not sure I will just for other cards. You might want to try Gina's foil mates first if you have a laminator. Make sure you will enjoy it.
Comment by Rebecca on January 17, 2017 at 1:51pm

Hi all, I am after some advice please, I am new to card making and would like to have a go at some point with foiling for those of you with laser printers, which make of laser printer do you own which produce good results, have been looking at the various ways you can foil and think this would probably be the easiest way for me to try it, from what I understand is that you print the image via the laser printer, place foil over, then pop through a laminator?

Comment by Sharon Underwood on December 17, 2016 at 1:28pm

You go, Gabi! That's great!

My folder got caught in my Mini Minc and sort of melted all wrinkly. I had to buy new ones and throw my crunched design in the trash. Believe it or not, it still foiled!

Comment by lovinpaper on December 9, 2016 at 3:39pm

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!

 

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