Friday, 13 January 2017

Gilded die cut resist

It's dare day over at Daring Cardmakers and Kathy has asked us to do something new as we're just into a new year.

I've had this idea I've been meaning to try out for a while so the dare gave me a little prod. Gilding flake acts as a resist for water or dye-based media and I thought that rather than stamping with glue and gilding, it would be fun to try die cutting double sided adhesive and gilding that before using wet media over it.

As well as trying a new technique, I haven't used this die before so that's an extra new element, too! Being tape rather than card stock meant I could curve the die cuts as I stuck them down so the two shapes look a bit different.

The gilding flake I used is gold but as it's extremely reflective the richness of colour changes with the angle and the light.

The Brushos were still out on my desk from last week so I used one of those over my gilded leaves. I sprinkled a second time when it was almost dry to intensify the colour near the edge and a bit along the leaf shapes. I stamped background leaves with Distress ink (which the gilding also resists in the areas there's overlap).

When the piece was dry, I added a couple of gilded spots and some tiny gems along with a sentiment to finish it off.

Supplies:
Back to Nature Thinlits dies by Sizzix
Double sided tape sheet
Mega Flake by Indigo Blu (Chariot of Fire)
Turquoise Brusho
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Salty Ocean)
Brilliance ink by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)
Doddle Parts clear stamp set by Dylusions
Essential Messages stamp set by Hero Arts
Nail art gems

Thanks for stopping by - hope you get the chance to try out something new, do join us at DCM if you do!

7 comments:

Shabneez said...

Fab card! Love the technique and products you've used. Guilding flakes and brushos are both on my wish list! Shabneez xx

Debbie L said...

ooo ive thinking about getting those flakes too ! lovely tips and ideas -great card

Kathy said...

ooooh what clever ideas! That is a lovely die cut - I must go and search it out. I've some of the "Stick It" sheet stuff which I've used a few times, but I don't think I've quite got the knack of using it yet :(

Brushos are something else on my "to-do" list

Miri said...

That's a beautiful card and an interessting technique! It's great that the slightly bent leaf looks so different from the other one ...

Karen Gist said...

This is stunning Joanne!!!! I have replied to your query my lovely and hope you join in x

Svenja said...

It's fantastic! Love the colours and the gold must look amazing in real life. Great idea!

Karen D. said...

how pretty mf...love the watercoloured bkg.