So yesterday I got to go to a Rubber Stamp Scrapbook Convention near me and I had a blast. It seemed that foiling was big. Now I LOVE foiling and always have, but when I offered it a while back, I believe one customer showed interest. But I am positive since then, you have all picked up on this.
There are basically 4 foiling techniques.
The first is the one where you just rub the foil over a glue like adhesive with something like a popsicle stick. I have offered several of these kits through the years mainly from Crafter's Companion. No electricity or machine is needed.
The second is the Minc machine or heat laminator. With this one you need papers with toner on them for special heat activated foils to attach to. There are several companies that sell these supplies such as Gina K or Deco foil or Heidi Swapp. Here is a quick video showing this technique:
The Third is Foil Machines that heat up and use foil stamps(that really look like dies) to embed foil into cardstock. The two companies that come into mind with this is Crafter's Companion Gemini Foilpress and the Couture Creations Go Press and Foil machines. Here is a video showing the Foilpress:
And the fourth technique is from We R Memory Keepers and it is called Foil Quilling. I do not have this set but here is a quick video showing it.
So my question to all of you is anyone interested in these items? I can get supplies, tools or machines for those who are interested. I use many of these items myself and was wondering if I should offer a preorder or just put certain items on DPC3? Are you looking for foils, or foil stamps (or dies), or machines, or papers with toner on them, etc. I fiqured I would offer this up as many of you probably want some of these items and I would love to get them for you. Just email me at email@example.com and tell me what you use, what you want, or what you would like me to carry, etc. I would really appreciate the input. Have a great week....
PS -more ideas from the convention are to follow! Stay Tuned.