So, I finally started playing with Gilded Leafing. Since I had heard how messy it could be, I was a little intimidated to open the jar. Well, it’s awesome! I transferred it to a big plastic tub (shoe box size) and just handled it gently. No ceiling fans or excessive waving or tapping around the open tub and it’ll all be fine.
I decided to make playing with Gilded Leafing the technique for this month’s stamp club. This is the card I designed for one of the ways to apply Gilded Leafing which is with Heat & Stick Powder. Also, I definitely wanted to use the Fine Art Floral Suite products. The stamps and dies will carry over to the new catalog, but not the gorgeous paper and specialty acetate.
Also, I love the the way the Golden Garden acetate overlays two of the designs in the Fine Art Floral paper. Here is the other overlay design. Another bonus with this designer series paper is that the large flower die cuts out the flowers on the paper.
For the instructions and the sample for our technique books, I used the dragonfly from the Suite Sampler hostess stamp set. On the sample, I applied the Gilded Leafing using Tear & Tape and Tombow Liquid Glue.
My club ladies are more comfortable using the Gilded Leafing now that we played with it at stamp club. I think my favorite ways to use it are the Tear & Tape and the Heat and Stick Powder. The liquid glue is messier, but has the potential to let you put the Gilded Leafing anywhere.
Colors: Merry Merlot, Terracotta Tile, Mossy Meadow, Basic White, Basic Black
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