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Old 06-02-2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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Question Can you stamp on gilding flakes?

My LSS are having a demo weekend and I went along today and saw a gilding flakes demo. The lady worked with double sided adhesive sheets, acetate and IndigoBlu mega flakes - the results were so lovely!

I was amazed at how flat the gilding flakes lie when you've wiped off the excess. It's only now I'm back at home that I'm wondering if you can stamp on a flake gilded panel - if so what ink would be good to use? I got so caught up with the lovely samples that I didn't ask her any questions!

I did buy a pot of flakes and a scoochy tool to wipe off the excess. I knew I had double sided adhesive sheet at home so I've had a go at that already. I then made a gilded flake background panel (which has turned out beautifully!) and that's when I wondered - would it be OK to stamp on this? I'm reluctant to ruin my lovely panel so I thought I'd ask to see if anyone has experience with stamping on gilding flakes.

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I would think you could. I've stamped on metal before with Stazon. The flakes are just a type of very thin metal. BUT, I remember the impression being very light on the thin sheet of metal I stamped on a long time ago, and that I was unhappy with the result. If I were to try it again, I would use heat embossing to really make the stamping stand out.
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It's been a while since I've used the flakes but would think you could stamp on top of them using Stazon. I would not use a fine line/intricate stamp though. The way I have always used the gold leaf is sometimes stamping with VersaMark, sprinkling the heat and stick (or whatever it's called) then flakes. This is one card I made sometime ago-
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Thank you both for your replies. Heat embossing is a fab suggestion, will try that way I think!

armadillo - thanks so much for sharing your pinecones card - gorgeous!
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You also might want to try adhering your gold sheets/flakes to acetate that either comes with adhesive on one side or doing it yourself with adhesive spray or Xyron. Then, you can flip the acetate over and stamp any image you want, using a permanent ink. (I have better luck with Memories than I do with Staz-on.) Attached is one I did years ago.
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Jeanne3579, that is a neat idea and a BEAUTIFUL card.
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Jeanne3579, that is a neat idea and a BEAUTIFUL card.
Thanks for your kind words. Sometimes I hesitate to post stuff as the artists here are so talented. I do have fun, though, and I guess that's the important thing.
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You should post your cards. If this card is any indication of what you do, you are awesome. I did go to your gallery as I wanted to save this card to my favorites but was so disappointed that you didn't have a gallery :{
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You should post your cards. If this card is any indication of what you do, you are awesome. I did go to your gallery as I wanted to save this card to my favorites but was so disappointed that you didn't have a gallery :{
Wow, what a compliment! Thank you. I have begun a gallery for myself on my computer, but haven't even thought about a gallery on SCS. Will have to look into how difficult that might be. I'm not that technically savvy. Thanks again for your kind words
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another possibility is to stamp directly onto the adhesive sheet with archival or versafine and then cover the adhesive with acetate. then turn the adhesive sheet over and gild the reverse.
i've seen the wonderfully talented barbara gray do this technique and it looks amazing. you can also add mica powders to the reverse of the image for a different look.
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You also might want to try adhering your gold sheets/flakes to acetate that either comes with adhesive on one side or doing it yourself with adhesive spray or Xyron. Then, you can flip the acetate over and stamp any image you want, using a permanent ink. (I have better luck with Memories than I do with Staz-on.) Attached is one I did years ago.
Your card is gorgeous! I agree that you need a gallery!
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Your card is gorgeous! I agree that you need a gallery!
Thank you so much. Shall see if I can manage a gallery, or if it would take more technical expertise than I have. Nice to know some think I should.
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I think you should do it, Jeanne! A gallery of your cards would be beautiful I'm sure. The one you posted is lovely.
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Jeanne, that card is gorgeous, and if I can manage a gallery here, anyone can! No technical savvy here at all!
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You also might want to try adhering your gold sheets/flakes to acetate that either comes with adhesive on one side or doing it yourself with adhesive spray or Xyron. Then, you can flip the acetate over and stamp any image you want, using a permanent ink. (I have better luck with Memories than I do with Staz-on.) Attached is one I did years ago.
I use this method but to make sure I get a crisp image, I stamp the image onto the acetate first and then I apply the metal flakes to the non-stamped side of the acetate.
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I use this method but to make sure I get a crisp image, I stamp the image onto the acetate first and then I apply the metal flakes to the non-stamped side of the acetate.
That's exactly what I do. My directions were opposite of the actual process. Thanks for correcting that.
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Jeanne, that card is gorgeous, and if I can manage a gallery here, anyone can! No technical savvy here at all!
I have a lot on my plate right now, but later on this summer, I will give it a try---you have convinced me I can do it! It may take me forever, but I'm determined to at least get a start. Thanks to all who have encouraged me.
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Thanks everyone for the great suggestions! I've been playing with my flakes over the past few days - and loving it! It's nice to be able to do different things with them and they are just so pretty!

JEANNE - thank you SO very much for posting a pic of your beautiful card! It would be great if you started a gallery, please do make it happen!
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FubsyRuth, please post what you have made with the flakes.
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Here are some cards I've actually finished armadillo. I've got a few flaked pieces that are waiting to be put onto finished cards and I'll upload everything to the gallery when they're done.

Thank You card - I used double sided adhesive sheet, peeled off one backing and stuck one side to a piece of CS and then peeled off the other backing, trimmed it to size and flaked that side to use as a background panel. I used 'Brighton Pier' flake.

It's your day card - I used FlitterGlu to 'ink' the fern stamp and then flaked the stamped image. For the die cut butterfly I used double sided adhesive sheet stuck to a piece of CS, die cut the butterfly, peeled off the backing and applied the flake to the shape. Fern flaked with 'Morris Dance' and butterfly flaked with 'Brighton Pier'. flake.

Happy Birthday card - I peeled off the backing from a piece of double sided adhesive sheet, stamped the trees on the sticky side with VersaFine ink, added a piece of acetate over the top, trimmed the piece to size, peeled off the other backing and added the flakes. 'Winter Dawn' flake used on this card.
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Those are quite pretty FubsyRuth.
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Fubsy Ruth,
These cards are awesome. You are a master!
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