Saturday, 6 June 2020

Testing out the Minc

Welcome back to another fabulous Saturday and a little more creativity using the Heidi Swapp Art Walk paper. If you haven't bought any as yet do yourself a favour and grab some before they all go. The colours are amazing and the patterns are great for so many photos or projects. I have been trying to decide all week if I should make a mini album or a layout - the layout won for today. I have also got my hands on a Minc finally - and I am in love with the possiblities - this is my first project using this amazing machine.

I started this page with Heidi Swapp water walk printed paper and to that I used Liquitex modelling paste through the Heidi Swapp stencil. I dried the paste with my heat tool in readiness to test photo placement.

After working out the photo placement I used some Dina Wakley collage paper, muslin & tulle to layer under the photo. I attached these using a straight stitch with my sewing machine - alternatively you could glue or staple. I used the 13@rts stamp Rosalie 'the cage' stamp to add a little more black to the layout. I then tested placement of the leaves before getting them ready for the Minc. 

I sprayed the Heidi Swapp Minc Reactive mist on a few of the leaves for this project.  I have then popped the leaves into the transfer folder once they were fully dry. I placed a sheet of the Minc Reflective Foil in Teal Silver Ombre over the leaves it is absolutely divine. 

Once all the leaves had been minc'd I started to place them on the layout. I added a few just white ones and then used the stamp to add a little black to those. I used some Art Alchemy metallique wax over the white modelling paste to help tie in the silver colour of the leaves.

I have used foam stickers for part of my title and some older Making Memories chipboard alphas for the rest. I have placed some black cotton under points of the photo to help border it. I have also stitched a black border around the whole layout. I added a little more sparkle using Art Alchemy glass glitter in sterling

I finished the layout off with a Tim Holtz statement sticker - these are amazing to use as they can add to the feeling of the page whilst tying in your photo.

Thanks for popping in & I hope you have a fantastic weekend of creativity



  1. Wow, this looks amazing. I love the effect you achieved on the leaves.

    1. thank you Karen - it was my first play with the Minc and I am totally smitten with how it transforms a basic paper embellishment to something original and 'designer' for the layout I was working on.