Good morning friends!
I hope you all had a super sunny weekend: I know it already seems ages ago, but it was back to work yesterday and I missed posting! We had gorgeous weather here - six of us went to Westonbirt Arboretun Sunday for the annual Tree Fest show and to have a picnic and it was just such a wonderful day. There is always a lot there - wood sculpting, crafts, falconry - we visited the show, walked in the woods and had a super picnic, I'll post some photos of the crafts people tomorrow when they are sorted out on my Mac!
Today as promised is a short tutorial on using the gilding flakes with acetate and double sided adhesive sheets
For this technique I used black stazon ink, the Indigo Blu bare trees 1 stamp, lancashire rose gilding flakes, double-sided adhesive (Creative Expressions) and stamp-able acetate. The baby powder is just something I like to rub on my hands when using flakes as it goes some way to stopping so many of them sticking. There are other ways to do this, but this is a simple and effective way...
Peel away one side from the adhesive sheet and stick your stamped image to it, stamped side facing down.
Coat the sheet with the gilding flakes, making sure that you have a complete coating and remove excess, then smooth across and press down lightly with the palm of your hand
Using the scoochie wipe away all the excel flakes (which can be returned to the container for using again), until you have a smooth surface as in the second photo below.
This is the card I made with this image..photos just don't do the effect justice, you really need to give it a go!
Thanks for stopping by!
Love and hugs,