Download & print this autumn quote, and add some metallic shine with the Minc Foil Applicator machine! Foil and non-foil printable versions available!
One of my favorite things about the changing seasons are the beautiful color of autumn leaves, but unfortunately, here in Northern California, we don’t get to see those changes until around November (gah!). To tide me over, I’ve been scrolling through Instagram feeds full of those gorgeous fall colors (check out user @autumn_antics!) and daydreaming of cooler temperatures. While I was searching Instagram I came across this quote, and I knew that I needed to add it to my fall decor…in shimmery shiny foil, of course!
To create the foil print, I used my Minc Foil Applicator machine by Heidi Swapp along with gold, rose gold, orange and red heat reactive foils. I printed out the quote using my laser printer because the reactive foil will only work on a print that has been laser printed or copied (the foil adheres to the toner).
Someone asked me awhile ago what I do with my leftover heat reactive foil (aka the negative image) after I’m done with a project. I mentioned that although I do occasionally make another craft with the negative image (they’re just as pretty as the original!), most often I place them inside of a scrap bin so I can reuse the excess foil around the edges for future projects.
Awhile back I showed you how to make a multi-colored foil print by printing in layers (and my friend Alexis wrote a fabulously detailed tutorial on that method here), but for this project I wanted to create a multi-colored print the fast and easy (ahem, dare I say lazy?) way using my leftover foil scraps.
I cut the leftover foil pieces to size so that they would fit in the different leaf/acorn shapes, and I layered them on the page. I used teeny pieces of washi tape to help hold the foil in place because it’s still hot enough here in Cali to have the A/C running, and the tiny pieces of foil can sometimes get caught up in the breeze. Just be careful that none of the tape pieces overlap the black printed areas!
I’m never one to leave anybody out, so if you don’t happen to have a Minc Foil Applicator machine yet, click the image below to download and print a colorful version of the autumn colors quote. (Psst…Amazon currently has the lowest price I’ve ever seen on the Minc Foil Applicator starter kit – under $100!)