Saturday, March 5, 2016

Gilded Leaves


Today's card is very simple to make but looks very difficult.  I ran a piece of black cardstock through the Ecstasy Craft's Leaves embossing folder which gave a really high embossing.  Then I used a glue pen to wet the tops of all the embossed areas and rubbed on some Mulled Wine gilding flakes after the glue was tacky but not still real wet.

I found that any kind of glue pen works with these gilding flakes.  I've also found that, for me, the pad on a distress ink blending tool works well for buffing the excess flakes.   I remove the pad from the wooden handle and use the blue side for dry buffing and the white side if I need to spread some glue around to a larger area.


4 comments:

  1. So rich and elegant Ann - beautifully done

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  2. Beautiful. Any chance you might make a video detailing your technique? Thanks.

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  3. nice job!!! Never thought about using embossing folders will have to give it a try!!!

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  4. Gorgeous. Thank you for the tips.

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