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Foiling Techniques

The DIY transferring foil printing is a fun crafting techniques that can be done at home with a few materials. As graphic designer student, most of us probably have these simple equipment to use this technique for some of our projects. If you have a regulars inkjet print, steam iron (or laminating machine), and some papers you can create beautiful projects and designs.

You can use it for business cards, calendar, greeting cards, and so many other projects. You can print your text or design on the desired paper. Then put the transferring foil over the area the ink is printed. Put an extra paper over the foil to protect the design. Hold the iron over the paper for at about 30 seconds, it may depend on the type of your iron, so you might want to test it out before doing your final design.

The video below give good directions and idea of how to do it.

Other than buying the supply  Plaza Art, Micheals, Deco foil, you can order bulks with lower price from eBay,, and amazon.





  1. KC wrote:

    This looks like so much fun. It’s just in time for the holidays, too. I had no idea this stuff existed. It’s a great way to make a simple card look like a million bucks. I’m sure it would be great for table cards at weddings and for gift tags too! Thanks for posting!

    Monday, November 16, 2015 at 11:42 am | Permalink
  2. Bria Bryant wrote:

    I definitely want to try it on business cards or some future project!

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:05 am | Permalink
  3. lmazzate wrote:

    Thank you for posting this! I have been wondering a good way to do foil transfer and this is a lot easier than I thought it would be. I can’t wait to try it on some of my designs, crafts, and Christmas gifts!

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 1:32 pm | Permalink
  4. Hannah C wrote:

    I watched the video and it was really neat! This is good inspiration for future projects! I really love that you posted this 🙂

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 2:47 pm | Permalink
  5. balhumai wrote:

    This is such a nice inspiration, i would like to try it too to be honest

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 6:09 pm | Permalink
  6. jrinonos wrote:

    I love hand-lettering and I’m definitely going to try this!

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 6:32 am | Permalink