Have you ever wonder how to create those beautiful gold foil prints you’ve seen on Pinterest or Etsy? Would you like to make your favorite motivational or inspirational quotes into a gold print?
Here are the supplies you will need to create gold foil print:
2 sheets Card stock: Neenah (110lbs) (1 print, 1 cover sheet)
iPad Pro + Apple Pencil, Procreate app (Procreate Lettering)
Laser Jet Printer (I’m using HP LaserJet Pro MFP)
Gold foil – ThermoWeb
Scissors (optional to cut foil)
Laminator* (I’m using Heidi Swapp Minc 12‘)
*Other recommended laminate brand is Scotch
First, you will need to preheat your laminate to setting number 3, I’m using the Heidi Swapp Minc 12” – Red flashing light indicates laminate machine is heating up.
Next, using your iPad Pro, Procreate app create your hand lettered greeting. If you don’t own the iPad Pro you can also use your computer to type text your favorite quote or greeting.
Then, save your art work and print it from your Laser Jet Printer. The laser jet printer is preferred in this process because of the toner because it sticks to the foil once its heated in the laminator. A printer with ink cartridge will not work in this process.
*Procreate brush I’m using is LS Fude brush bylefty.script on Etsy.
Once you print your hand lettered art work or text image from your computer you will use a sheet of gold foil from ThermoWeb tube and place it over your wording on the printed card stock.
Cut and place the gold foil directly on to your printed artwork.
The sheets are very thin, so make sure you do not have two sheets attached to one another.
Once you cut and place your gold foil sheet over your printed area. Place the extra sheet of card stock over it. You don’t have to place the extra sheet over, but I recommend it to hold your foil in place before you place your artwork into the Heidi Swapp Minc machine.
Your Heidi Swapp Minc 12” should be heated and ready. If you are using the Heidi Swapp the green light indicts your machine is ready.
Place your artwork and foil into the heated laminator.
You want to hold your artwork until it passes half way through then you can release it as it goes to the opposite end.
Once your print has went fully through the laminator. Remove top cover card stock sheet. Let the image cool for about 10-15 seconds and begin pulling the foil away from the printed artwork. How oddly satisfying it is to remove the foil? My favorite part of the process.
You can recycle and save the access foil for other future prints.
You now have a beautiful foil print ready to frame and hang in your office space or home decor.
With love & purpose,