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Two Minute Tips: Gemini Foil Press with Watercolors

Wondering if the Gemini Foil Press works with watercolors and watercolor cardstock? Ardyth has answers for you in this Two Minute Tip!

Two Minute Tips: Gemini Foil Press

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.

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