Christmas is around the corner, and I want to help you create beautiful and easy DIY decor! This tutorial is all about how to foil Christmas prints, AND I’m giving away the print I’m using FREE on my resource library!
HOW TO FOIL CHRISTMAS PRINTS
After my previous “How to Foil Tutorial,” I’ve received many requests to do other types of prints. Since Christmas, it’s almost here, a How to foil Christmas Prints was necessary.
Recently, I created a Holiday Lettering Guide. This guide is jam-packed with 25 different holiday quotes to help you practice and get ready for the holidays! You can check the blog post here to see everything related to the guide.
Or go straight here to get it!
The O Holy Night print I’ll be making with this tutorial is also included on the guide as traceable. So you’ll be able to practice your lettering for this quote and many more.
To get the FREE print I included with this blog post, fill out the form at the end of this blog post.
I’m excited to show you how to foil Christmas prints! This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you purchase after clicking a link, I will earn a small commission, but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Read my full disclosure policy here.
SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED TO FOIL YOUR CHRISTMAS PRINTS
- Cardstock. I’m using white cardstock, but you can use any color you’d like.
- Foil Transfer Sheets. They are also known as Reactive Foil. I’m using Gold from Heidi Swap.
- Minc Foil Application Machine.
- Minc Transfer folder. I got this starter kit, and it came with everything I needed to start foiling.
- Laser printer. You don’t have to buy a laser printer. But you do NEED to get your Christmas art printed using a laser printer. You can get your print done anywhere that makes prints and copies. Just make sure they print your artwork with a laser printer. I bought this laser printer. The printer was on sale when I bought it. And at that time, getting that laser printer was cheaper than to buy ink for my inkjet printer.
- O Holy Night Christmas Print. You can have access to it from my resource library. If you don’t have access to my resource library yet, fill out the form at the bottom of this blog post to get in.
The tools below are optional. They do make your life easier when cutting the foil sheet to fit your design. Though not necessary, they are great not only for this tutorial but also for DIY in general.
Step-by-Step DIY Tutorial – HOW TO FOIL CHRISTMAS PRINTS
I shared this video on my Instagram. You can see how to I complete the foil process. I sped up this video a little, but I hope it gives you a better visual idea. I’m working on another real-time video I’ll be uploading to my YouTube Channel.
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Get access to my resource library by filling the form at the end of this blog post.
Once you have access to it, download and print the “O Holy Night” Christmas print. This Free Christmas Print is available under the FREE PRINTABLES categories of the library.
Make sure you print it on cardstock using a laser printer. I am using white cardstock, but you can use whichever color you prefer.
I emphasize using a laser printer because the toner of the laser printer is what makes the foil react and adhere to it when the heat is applied. Sadly, an inkjet printer won’t work for foiling!
Pick the foil transfer sheet of your choosing and cut it down to match the size of your print. For this tutorial, I’m using a Rose Gold foil transfer sheet
Turn on your Minc Machine and put it on the heat setting of your choosing. You need to wait a few seconds until the red light stops blinking and turns green. The green light is the indicator that the Minc Machine is entirely heated and ready to go. The Minc Machine comes with a set of instructions letting you know which setting you should use depending on the type of paper you are using. For cardstock, I use the #3 setting. Depending on how thick your paper or cardstock is, you’d want to adjust the heat settings on your Minc Machine.
Place your print inside the transfer folder. Make sure the image is facing up, and the foil transfer sheet is completely covering the design with the shiny side up. Then, gently close the top part of the transfer folder over the project, making sure the foil sheet is still covering the whole design.
Feed the transfer folder (with your print and foil sheet inside of it, of course!) through the Minc Machine. This process takes about a minute or so. Don’t rush the feeding process.
Once the folder is through the Minc machine, remove the print and the foil from it. Then, slowly peel the foil from the cardstock.
Peeling the foil is my favorite part! It’s so satisfying to watch the foil pare from the print…
That’s it! Foiling Christmas prints, it’s easy and fast to do. The best part is that it adds a beautiful and elegant shine to your decor.
You can display this Christmas print in your favorite place or frame it!
This Christmas foiled print makes a perfect gift, and it’s beautiful for decor.
I hope you enjoy this tutorial, where you learned how to foil Christmas prints. I love working with foil because of the simplicity of this technique and how the foil adds shine beautifully to the print.
I’d love to see your projects on social media. Tag @VialDesigns on Instagram and use the hashtag #vialdesigns or #vialdesigns_blog.
If you create this Christmas or any other foil art print using this tutorial, please share a photo in my Facebook group or tag me on social media with #vialdesigns.
WANT TO REMEMBER THIS FOR LATER? SAVE THIS “HOW TO FOIL CHRISTMAS PRINTS” TUTORIAL TO YOUR FAVORITE PINTEREST BOARD!
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