How to Hand Letter Mini Pumpkins with Foil
I found these cute mini white pumpkins and this foil from Heidi Swapp was just sitting in a craft box for a year. So let’s learn how to hand letter mini pumpkins with foil!
For this project, I knew I wanted to hand letter on some mini pumpkins but I wasn’t sure what medium I wanted to use. I had this Minc foil from Heidi Swapp that I purchased on clearance for over a year. And, what gave me the idea to try it was when I found the Minc Toner pen.
I know that you’re supposed to use this system with a laminating machine. It helps the foil adhere to the toner (can’t do it with ink).
But, if I could write directly on the pumpkins with the Toner pen, why not try applying the foil and using a heat tool?
This project didn’t go exactly as I had planned, but still came out sort of cute.
Products to Hand Letter Mini Pumpkins with Foil
For this I used:
Mini pumpkins were purchased at Target produce for $.99 each
This project isn’t perfect. Why? The waxy texture of the pumpkins makes it hard for the Toner Pen to adhere without being streaky. So you’re going to get a streaky look when you apply the foil.
I also ended up simply rubbing the foil on with my fingers rather than using a heat tool. It worked much better. You can see some of the black behind the foil, but it gives it character.
Next time? I’d probably just do embossing.
Watch How to Hand Letter Mini Pumpkins with Foil
See more of my fun hand lettering projects like this chalkboard where I used VersaChalk markers!
Watch Me Letter a Pumpkin with a Sharpie
I recorded a video today, not this one – a diff one – and it made me want to write on ALL the pumpkins! Here’s a Instagram video showing you how you can letter faux brush lettering style with metallic Sharpies. For this one I used the Bronze metallic. Pumpkin is from JoAnns (huzzah to 60% off sale!)
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Holly McCaig is a 20 year veteran of the design world. With her mark being made in scrapbooking and photography, Holly now educates eager artists how to do lettering in procreate on the iPad Pro. She resides in Denver, Colorado with her two dogs, Lola and Daisy.