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DIY GOLD FOIL LETTERING

DIY GOLD FOIL LETTERING, Do-it-yourself gold foiling, vinyl lettering, printables

I’m really getting into the shiny gold thing lately.  I’ve wanted to do more with it but hiring it out to a printer means lots of money and a need for quantity.  Doing gold foil on a small scale didn’t seem realistic, especially because I don’t even own a cricut/silhouette machine-I thought all hope was lost.  But I was wrong!  After a lengthy search and few helpful bloggers, I ordered all of my stuff and viola!  Super awesome gold foil prints!

This post and this post  were especially helpful.  I purchased this laminator and this toner reactive foil and then had to sit on my hands for 2 days.  In the meantime I laid out some cute wording for my test print!  I have had this song STUCK in my head for the last few days so it just made sense.  I sent it over to a local printer because my home printer is inkjet and for this you need a printer that uses toner.  It was recommended to print on a coated cardstock and I have to agree that coated is a good idea.

DIY GOLD FOIL LETTERING, Do-it-yourself gold foiling, vinyl lettering, printables

It’s all here!  I was so excited to do this!

DIY GOLD FOIL LETTERING, Do-it-yourself gold foiling, vinyl lettering, printables

The foil is super flimsy and feels like you have to treat it like the gold that it is!

DIY GOLD FOIL LETTERING, Do-it-yourself gold foiling, vinyl lettering, printables

I cut out a piece just big enough to cover my wording.  This stuff is precious.

DIY GOLD FOIL LETTERING, Do-it-yourself gold foiling, vinyl lettering, printables

I was so tempted to tape it or something BUT sending tape through a laminator would ruin the cardstock for sure!  I sandwiched it between 2 pieces of paper to feed it through.  If your laminator has a sleeve to put things in as you feed them through, that would work too.

DIY GOLD FOIL LETTERING, Do-it-yourself gold foiling, vinyl lettering, printables

Last little bit on it’s way through…

DIY GOLD FOIL LETTERING, Do-it-yourself gold foiling, vinyl lettering, printables

The moment of truth!  The font I went with is brushy (totally a word now) so it showed a bit of the black link through and I kind of love it!

DIY GOLD FOIL LETTERING, Do-it-yourself gold foiling, vinyl lettering, printablesDIY GOLD FOIL LETTERING, Do-it-yourself gold foiling, vinyl lettering, printables

Check it out!  Let me know if you try it!  I’m kind of in love and off to start covering everything I own in gold!

DIY GOLD FOIL LETTERING, Do-it-yourself gold foiling, vinyl lettering, printables

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    Axelle Waret
    February 17, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Hello,
    I tried your technique, it’s great, but I can not get something perfect, there are some places where the gold foil does not take. Do you have an idea why ? What is the temperature of your laminator ? Or it doesn’t work with tinny texts ?
    Help please !!!

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      APRIL DAVIS
      February 18, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      It doesn’t work as well with tiny texts and I’m finding that some foil likes some toner better than others (depending on what brands you’re using). The ones that I linked to I’ve used and I’ve had the foil perform differently every time I use a different printer…good luck!!

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    Maria Perdomo
    January 5, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Hello,

    What a wonderful DIY! Thank you for sharing. I have one question tho, does the text have to be in black ink or can it be in any color ink as long as is printer on toner? Also, what type of paper would you suggest that I use? I am trying this for some invitations so ideally, I would like to use a thick paper that will work well with the foil.

    Thank you,

    <3

    • Reply
      APRIL DAVIS
      January 5, 2018 at 4:41 pm

      To be honest, I’m not sure if the ink color matters… I would think it would all be the same as long as it’s toner! And I did mine on cardstock and that’s what I would recommend. I worry paper would be too flimsy and the foil might flake off? Good luck!!

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