Wondering if the Gemini Foil Press works with watercolors and watercolor cardstock? Ardyth has answers for you in this Two Minute Tip!
Hi everyone, it’s Ardyth and I’m excited to be exploring my new Gemini Foil Press with a Two-Minute-Tip for you today! It’s still pretty new to me and I’ve been successful using plain cardstock, so I decided to try something new – foiling on a piece of watercolored cardstock.
- I started by creating a blended rainbow background, using Altenew Watercolours and Ranger watercolour cardstock.
- Then I used the Blooming Tree foiling stamp die on it – and it failed miserably! Since I had done a successful “dry” run earlier, I figured that it was because my panel wasn’t completely dry, so I painted another one, and let it sit overnight to be really sure!
- I turned on the Foil Press to pre-heat it and looked up the appropriate time in the instruction booklet. Once it was pre-heated, I placed the foiling plates on to the surface, and then put the foil over top, face down. I then put my rainbow panel (also face down) over that, and put the plastic top plate on before running the whole thing through my Gemini Junior.
- This time it worked beautifully! The foil stuck and was pressed into the cardstock, with a debossed, letterpress effect.
- I trimmed the panel with a pierced rectangle die and added some Sparkling Clear Confetti from Pretty Pink Posh for sparkle.