Saturday, 13 October 2012

Gilding Flakes

CASology Week #14 : LEAF

The theme for the challenge this week is LEAF so this gave me the opportunity to try out a technique I saw on TV this morning using gilding flakes and double sided adhesive. The leaf is stamped directly onto the sticky adhesive in black archival ink, cover with a piece of acetate, remove the backing of the adhesive and apply the gliding flakes with a pair of tweezers. The trick is to then put it onto another piece of double sided adhesive and cut out the image, peel off the backing paper and it is ready to mount on the card.

I stamped the same leaf image using colorbox fluid chalks directly onto the white card and then added the gilded leaf. The sentiment is a copper peel off sticker and to match the black outline of the leaf I added a thin black line with a black micron pen.

I'm quite pleased with the result, I may try this again.

White Cardstock
Artcoe Gilding Flake : Copper Thunder
ColorBox Fluid chalk and black archival ink
Small piece of acetate
Double sided adhesive

Happy Saturday X


  1. Oh wow, Julia your leaf is gorgeous! I clicked on it so I could see it up close. Sounds like a great technique. Love the bit of gold embossing on the sentiment too.

  2. Lovely gilding Julia! Must try that sometime soon :-)


  3. What a beautiful leaf!!! I love the subtle leaf images behind it and all that white space! :) Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

  4. Gorgeous leaf Julia. Haven't tried gilding yet, must do so.

  5. beautiful card... that gilded leave is stunning! thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  6. So fresh Julia, pretty leaves. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

  7. What a fabulous technique! Your leaf is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  8. Wow - that's an amazing leaf - so beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week (again!)