DIY: Minc Foiled Fabric

September 28, 2015

DIY Minc Foiled Fabric | damask love

When you live in Miami, Florida. You have exactly zero appreciation for the change of seasons. When winter rolls around, you’re guaranteed to see at least 3 fake butts hanging out of a pair way-too short cut offs, paired with some sky high summer wedges and a crop top. And chances are that’s her office attire. We don’t have seasons here. We have hot. We have sweltering. We have humid. We have fake butts. And we have palm leaves. Everywhere. So, unlike the rest of the world who will be welcoming autumn and winter with the beautiful ripening of foliage, I’ve got palm leaves. So I’m figuring out a way to bring palm fronds into fall and as with many other problems in life, gold foil is the solution. I’m foiling some palm frond fabric and I’m doing the whole shebang with my Minc Foil Applicator Machine.  Prepare to be gobsmacked upside your head. Or upside your fake butt. Whatever you prefer. I don’t judge.

DIY Minc Foiled Fabric | damask love

You’ll need:

DIY Minc Foiled Fabric | damask love

  1. Place the freezer paper stencil onto the fabric and place both inside the Minc Transfer Folder
  2. With the Minc set on “5”, run the fabric and stencil through the machine.

DIY Minc Foiled Fabric | damask love

  1. When you take the fabric out of the transfer folder, the freezer paper will be adhered to the fabric
  2. Apply the transfer adhesive to the stencil as shown. Apply the adhesive pretty liberally to create a good adhesive in the negative space of the stencil.

DIY Minc Foiled Fabric | damask love

  1. Peel back the stencil immediately after applying the transfer adhesive then allow the glue to sit for at least an hour. I would recommend longer to make sure it’s firm.
  2. Now, place the fabric back into the Minc transfer folder and place a piece of gold foil on top of where the glue is.

DIY Minc Foiled Fabric | damask love

  1. Run the fabric and foil through the machine again
  2. Peel back the foil and you’ll have a beautiful foiled image on the fabric!

DIY Minc Foiled Fabric | damask love

DIY Minc Foiled Fabric | damask love

I stitched my fabric into a zipper pouch but you can use it any way you wish. It’s perfect for a special gift, so I also foiled a few preprinted tags. Can you tell from the looks of these photos that I’m in a gold state of mind. The combination of gold and palm fronds is so perfect for a Miamian like me or for those of you who want to hold on to every bit of summer that you can.

DIY Minc Foiled Fabric | damask love

DIY Minc Foiled Fabric | damask love

DIY Minc Foiled Fabric | damask love

DIY Minc Foiled Fabric | damask love

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15 thoughts on “Minc Foiled Fabric”

  1. You’ve earned another “WOW” with this project Amber. Love the palm trees with the gold. I’m LOL at your description of Miami and no seasons!

  2. thank you for sharing ! its amazing how your imagination and creativity can take the use of the minc machine to another level … would have never ever ever imagined using minc, freezer paper,and fabric …besides earning another WOW i have to add WHAAATTT!!! 🙂

  3. Simply Stunning!! You never cease to amaze me!! I was just thinking of ways to make my own foiled onesies for my little princess and this has just given me tons of ideas!! Thanks in advance!

  4. Your description of Miami seasons – or lack of – reminded me of my first trip to Florida. It was around Christmas time and I had never seen a palm tree – certainly not one with Christmas lights. In Texas we don’t have real seasons either so I understand.
    I LOVE your palm tree pouch with gold foil! How did you ever come up with that idea? I would be afraid I would somehow break my MINC – LOL. OK that may be ridiculous. But anyway – I was just “mincing” this weekend while watching a recorded Mannheim Steamroller special. I would never have thought you could minc on fabric! I am always amazed at the possibilities you share.

  5. Amber this is a really cute project. This has inspired me to crank up my minc soon. As far as the weather, I am sooo looking forward to the Fall and Winter months here in the ATL! I’ve had enough heat for now. With hot flashes and hot weather…whew come on change! Lol!

  6. Okay – I totally tried to foil fabric with the Minc and was not successful because I was just trying to do it with toner. I NEED to get that transfer adhesive. You are a genius. Love this adorable bag so much.

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  9. omg I love this tutorial!! However is there a cheaper way to get the custom made fabric? I live outside of the states so zazzle is pretty expensive :/

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