Sunday, April 17, 2016
Gilding Flakes and Watercolouring
Hi everyone. Yesterday I got together with three stamping friends (Susan, Christine and Shirl). We played with a few different products and techniques. It was a lot of fun!! Thanks for coming over girls!! :)
We started with gilding flakes. We used them three different ways (die-cutting, over stencils, and with stamping). Then we moved on to playing with our gelli plates, then color bursts, and finally gelatos. I'll be sharing some cards later this week with what I made.
Today's card uses gilding flake glue sponged onto a NBUS stamp, stamped onto mixed media paper, left to dry for a few minutes until tacky, and then topped with gilding flakes. I used a scrubby pad to burnish the flakes and remove the excess.
Next I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brushes to watercolour. The gilding flakes act as a resist so I didn't have to worry about getting ink on them. I started by adding a layer of bright yellow, then a layer of orange for the large butterflies, pink for the small ones.
For the last layer, I added just a few thin strokes of pink on each section of the large butterflies and used a very fine, damp paint brush to move those into longer and thinner strokes. I used the same gilding flakes to make my sentiment banner. Happy with how it turned out. :)
Here's a close-up of the shimmer from the gilding flakes ...
I'll be sharing more gilding flake techniques soon, along with some cards made from our crafty experimenting from yesterday.
I'm entering this card into a few challenges ... AAA #62 - Anything Goes, CASology#193 - Pink (there's pink on every butterfly), and ATS&M #189 - CAS,
Thanks so much for dropping by for a visit!
Stamps: Fluttering (Memory Box); Where the Heart is - sentiment (Simon Says)
Paper: Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series); Black (SU!)
Ink: Zigs (Lemon Yellow, Orange, Pink)
Accessories & Tools: Persian Dawn Gilding Flakes and Gilding Flake Glue (both from Cosmic Shimmer), paint brushes and water
AAA#62 - Anything Goes
CASology#193 - Pink
ATS&M #189 - CAS