This is my first attempt at gold leafing. Oy, what a mess. I used embossing paste in a Dreamweavers stencil and it oozed near the base of the leaf leaving a huge, fat stem. After that dried, I put the cleaned stencil back on and used a Pallette glue pad to add the glue. The glue was heated until sticky. Now comes the fun part- the leafing. Thankfully a friend who knows how to do this was here. The leafing was tapped onto the glue. Now the stem was even fatter. Rather than start all over I fussy cut it out and put it on a leftover gelli print. I know I will want to try this again for sure but may go back to Crafter's workshop stencils that don't get bent.
Thanks for looking.
Date: Friday, May 23, 2014 GMT Views: 4169
Registered: January 20, 2011 Location: Beautiful British Columbia Posts: 7614
Fri, May 23, 2014 @ 7:44 PM
This is gorgeous Nancy. Great job ... can't believe this is your first time using the gold leafing ... I'd say you're an expert! I have never tried it ... something else to add to my list. I have seen videos and know that it is messy ... the stuff is so lightweight that it flies everywhere. Not sure I'm ready to deal with the cleanup ... but boy, what a gorgeous effect it has.
Registered: December 4, 2009 Location: Southern Utah's Dixie Posts: 20038
Fri, May 23, 2014 @ 8:30 PM
So beautiful, Nancy! Try it with a double sided adhesive, it's easier! You can even emboss once it's on the adhesive, just use a piece of tissue or waxed paper over the top to protect your leafing. This also helps to hold the leafing in place. Whatever you decide, have fun!
Registered: February 9, 2010 Location: Mentone, California Posts: 7362
Sat, May 24, 2014 @ 11:30 PM
WOW WOW WOW! Your creative genius has been busy at work this week...this is simply AMAZING! I wish I had more descriptive words to tell you how beautiful I think this is... and you FUSSY CUT IT??? Girl, I thought it was DIE CUT!!!! Love that you added your signature stitching...Perfection.... pure and simple!!!
Registered: February 21, 2007 Location: Bucks County, PA, Just north of Philadelphia Posts: 17640
Sun, May 25, 2014 @ 7:39 AM
I know NOTHING about gold leafing, but I DO know that this card is super elegant - you sure aren't shy about trying new things, are you, Nancy?? Yikes, sometimes with all your new techniques, you SKEER me!!! Really cool looking card!!
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