I’ve noticed that it’s been getting more difficult to find the Minc Reactive Mist. It’s a versatile reactive medium for diy hot foil projects, so it’s a bummer if it’s in the process of being discontinued (I’m not sure whether it is or not).
In this video, I’m testing out the E6000 Spray Adhesive as a possible alternative to the Minc Reactive Mist. It’s a liquid adhesive, and it has a spray nozzle, so there are definite similarities. In the video below, I test it as a spray and paint with it to see how it performs when foiled, and I have to say that I actually like it BETTER than the Minc Reactive mist. The E6000 definitely outperforms the Reactive Mist when it comes to spray action. I never really have been able to get a consistently decent spray from the Reactive Mist. When it comes to painting, the two are about even, with the Reactive Mist coming in just above the E6000. The mist has a thicker consistency, which is why I think it performed just a bit better for foiling, but you can always paint on multiple coats of the E6000 for more coverage and better results.
Check out the video to see all of the test results:
Supplies Used in This Project
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Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator 12″
E6000 Spray Adhesive
Minc Reactive Foil, Rose Gold
Deco Foil Transfer Sheets, Rose Gold
Deco Foil Transfer Sheets, Opal
Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover 80lb. Paper
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper
an old / inexpensive paintbrush – I like this set from Crayola because it’s inexpensive and includes 5 different size brushes
a container with water (to soak the paintbrush after use)
plain printer paper (to use as a carrier sheet)
a cardboard box (to protect your work surface when you spray the adhesive)