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Foiling Tips and Tricks


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 Gabi Heinrich on November 6, 2016 at 2:52pm

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.  

Comment by Gabi Heinrich on October 11, 2016 at 3:01pm

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.

Comment by Diana Scott on October 11, 2016 at 12:50pm
Latest tip - find if I use a new sheet of paper as a carrier, even in the mini Minc, no black spots. My plastic carrier is wavy and think that is part of the problem with black spots. So being more careful to make sure all is flat prior to running through.
Comment by lovinpaper on September 9, 2016 at 7:47am

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.

Comment by Diana Scott on August 31, 2016 at 1:25pm
Has anyone tried foiling intricate die cuts from the toner paper that Gina sells? Just got some and tried a Christmas candle die. Ended up with black spots everywhere. Tried to redo those spots and nothing. Also put a piece of card stock under it. Wondering if I die cut it from the opposite site if it might work better, then no raised parts on the toner side. It's where there is an embossed part that it is not picking up the foil. Any other suggestions? Might try running a brayer over it before I foil. Thanks!
Comment by Diana Scott on August 22, 2016 at 8:24pm
Karen, you will love them! They foil extremely well and make the cards easy.
Comment by Karen Hightower-GKD-DT-Moderator on August 22, 2016 at 8:05pm
I can't wait to start my Christmas cards. I ordered the snowflake and Greeting toner sheets Gina has in the store. Now to find time. To play. Lol.
Comment by Metty Fredricks on August 19, 2016 at 7:33pm

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.

Comment by Jane S. Hunter on August 6, 2016 at 2:31pm

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!  

Comment by Diana Scott on August 5, 2016 at 3:51pm
Hi all! Been doing a lot of foiling so some tips I have found. Want to foil a die cut? Cut it out of black paper and copy on laser printer. I then die cut the image out and foil. Works great. Also, have a black spot on an image, take a scrap of foil, put it on the black spot with an extra piece of card stock behind it and run it through again. Saw this on a video and it worked for me. The extra card stock adds more pressure. And if you don't have the Mini Minc put it on your Christmas list. It works so much better than a laminator, at least for me.

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