Hi there. I'm so glad you stopped by!
How are you? I hope you and yours are staying healthy and
not worrying too much. I'm trying to focus on the uplifting stories
I see and hear and trying not to worry about the rest.
I've needed the fan on in the studio for most of the month, but had a day
cool enough to turn it off and get out the Gilding Flakes.
If you've ever used them with a fan on, you know what I mean! ;-)
I used a Tim Holtz holly stencil and a piece of cut-n-dry foam pad to spread
Flitter Glu through the stencil. I removed the stencil and covered
the piece with these gold flakes pressing down with my fingers.
When it seemed the flakes were covering good, I used the scrubby thing
to brush off the excess. The leaves still felt a little sticky so I took out
some little scraps of foil and used a bone folder to rub it over the stickiness.
It gave it a bit of a golden grunge look.
I love the way my friend Ros
tucks a bit of same color die cuts
on her cards and I copied that idea with a pine branch. A gold embossed
sentiment on a strip of vellum finishes it off.
. This shows the shine, but the background is washed out.
Oh, well. Hopefully you can get the idea.
It really looks much better IRL.
Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.
Stamps: Think Big Christmas (PTI)
Ink: WOW Emb. Pad
Paper: Neenah Natural, Vellum, Gold Foil (SU)
Other: Holly Bough Stencil (TH), Flitter Flu, Chariot of Fire Mega Flakes (Indigo Blu), Gold EP, Holiday Greens Die (TH)