I’m so excited to share this technique with you all because it’s something that I’ve been trying to get to work for months. In the video below, I’ll show you how to use the sketch pen function on a Silhouette Cameo (this should work with other Silhouette machines and Cricut machines, too), along with a fine point glue pen, to create sketch designs for foiling either with OR without a Minc foiling machine / heat laminator.
Being able to use a glue pen in this way opens up so many options for creating foiled designs, even if you don’t have a laser printer or something like the Minc. I’m so glad that the Sakura Quickie Glue Pens exist! I tried every glue pen and marker that I could find, including the DIY toner ink pens that I made with empty paint markers, and the Sakura pens have given me the best, most consistent results by far. And, if you don’t have a die cutting machine with a sketch pen option, then you can always create hand lettered and hand drawn designs for foiling, too!
TIP : I learned this genius tip when I first bought a Chomas Creations marker holder for the Silhouette (this is what I use as the pen holder in the video). Slide a wood craft stick / popsicle stick under the pen holder area on your die cutting machine. Then, lower the pen down into the holder until it JUST touches the craft stick and secure the glue pen in place. The wood craft sticks are just the right thickness to get most pens and markers that you use for sketching at just the right height to cleanly sketch out your design.
Check out the video to learn how to use the Sakura Quickie Glue Pen as a sketch pen to create designs for foiling:
Supplies Used in This Project
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Heidi Swapp Minc 12″ Foiling Machine (optional)
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
Deco Foil Transfer Sheets, Rainbow
Silhouette Pen Holder (the Medium size holder should work – unfortunately, I seem to have lost mine and wasn’t able to test it out for the video)
Chomas Creations Adjustable Marker Holder for Silhouette (this is what I use in the video)
Neenah Solar White 80lb. Cardstock
Post-It Tape (optional)
wood craft sticks