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.
Back to Nature Thinlits dies by Sizzix
Double sided tape sheet
Mega Flake by Indigo Blu (Chariot of Fire)
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!
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