Gold foil is a hot trend for good reason. It’s classy and looks great in almost any space. This tutorial will show you how to gold foil anything.
I have loved flowers for a long time. For those of you who have been around a while you may know how much I love math and geometry and there is SO much math in flowers. My good friend Cara does these beautiful drawings and her instagram hand is @mathisart. It’s supposed to be Mathis Art but I always read it as Math is Art. I asked her to do a mathy flower for me. This is a king protea! My wedding flower. It is one of my very favorites for so many reasons.
So let’s talk about why you’re here! Gold foil. This was my first time using the Glaminator. I’ve used other gold foil with regular laminators but this is a laminator AND gold foiler specifically for this purpose. It made all the different. I think it gets much hotter than a regular laminator because this did a beautiful job gold foiling.
What you Need to Gold Foil
- Foil of choice
- Picture Printed with a laser printer
- Gold foiling sheet
Heat up your machine on the correct setting. This takes a minute so I do this before I start cutting.
First thing you’ll do is cut the foil to completely cover the portion you’d like foiled. For this one I needed two sheets but it worked well with the way I did it so if you want to do a big picture and only have skinny gold foiling sheets this is a good way to go about it!
Place your foil over the printed area and then put it in your gold foil sheet that will come with your Glaminator.
Make sure you place your gold foil with the gold facing UP not against the sheet!
Push the paper through your Glaminator. It will catch and pull it through for you as soon as you get it in there!
After it is cool enough to touch, remove the sheet from your paper and you should be left with a beautiful gold foiled photo!
I’ve got another project doing this coming right up so if you’re looking for more inspiration stay tuned!