Wednesday, May 6, 2015

mother's day gift: DIY gold foil print {free printable}

I love giving handmade gifts because I can create something that really fits the personality of the receiver. My mom has always been an elegant and stylish woman so creating a piece of home decor for her with gold foil and glitter was the first thing that came to mind. 

(Scroll down for a link to the free printable for this project.)


DIY gold foil Mothers Day print made with the minc

I started by creating my 8x10 print in Photoshop and printing it with my laser printer. The reactive foil will only set on laser printing, so if you don't have one at home you can take your file to a copy center for printing. I found that the foil took best when I used laser printer paper, since the ink takes best on that paper as well.

Then I covered my print with a sheet of reactive gold foil and ran it through my Minc machine to seal the gold foil to the printed text.

minc machine with DIY gold foil print in heat sleeve

DIY gold foil print in minc heat sleeve

After creating the gold foil print I cut several gold glitter gems using my Evolution Advanced and the new Gem Dies. 

We R evolution advanced gem dies with glitter paper

Then I adhered the gem die cuts around the outside of my gold foil print, allowing them to extend over the edges.

DIY gold foil print with glitter gem embellishments for mothers day

DIY gold foil Mothers Day print made with the minc_close up

I trimmed off the excess and placed it in an 8x10 frame. I love it when my crafting tools make gift giving easier! I can't wait for my mom to open this on Sunday. She's going to love it.

**For a full supply list and to download a free copy of the print I create for this project, visit the We R Memory Keepers blog HERE.

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