Thursday, 28 June 2012

Gilding Flakes

I went a workshop Tuesday evening where we had a play with gilding flakes. We started off using peel offs and double sided tape which was very nice but then I moved on to acetate. I stamped on to acetate with a black Stazon ink, let it dry and then covered it with double sided tape. The backing was removed and then dipped in the gilding flakes. This was by far the best technique for me and when I got home I created this card

I made the flowers at the workshop using Fabulous Florets and the background at home. This was made by taking a sheet of double sided sticky and stamping directly on to the sticky with a black archival ink - this was then covered with a piece of acetate. The other side of the sticky was uncovered and this was dipped in to a tray of iridescent mica flakes. There was still a bit of sticky showing so I added some fine gold glitter too. I took anther piece of double sided sticky sheet and covered the mica and glitter - that meant that it was all sandwiched together safely and also you had the other sticky side to attach it to the card.
Here is a close up

I am going to enter this card into this week's Freshly Made Sketches

See you soon - Jacqueline xx


  1. Gilding flakes is something I've never played with, but the results look astounding!

    1. Victoria - if you don't like glitter gilding are definitely not for you - they go EVERYWHERE!!! J xx

  2. oooo...nice work Jacqueline, can't wait to see it in the flesh. I've done nothing with mine :(
    Louise xx

  3. You can get some brilliant effects with gilding flakes - love what you've done here with the layered flowers.

  4. Really fabulous effect here Jacqueline and might have to give this a go as it looks totally stunning.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  5. Beautiful Jacqueline, love those gilded flowers:)
    Val x

  6. You have achieved such a brilliant effect Jacqueline. I adore using gilding flakes, but you're right - they do get everywhere!

    Karen x

  7. Stunning background for your image. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  8. Gilding flakes! They are so beautiful! Wow! Such a wonderful effect! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  9. This really does look amazing Jacqueline but I will heed your warning to Victoria and watch safely from the sidelines! Vicky x

  10. OH....MY...WORD! First Ruth and now YOU?! I have to get me some guilding flakes! This is gorgeous, stunning, and amazing! LOVE it--if it doesn't win....I'll drop dead from the shock! BEAUTIFUL! :)

  11. Wow! I've never seen that before. Just beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  12. Wow ..... this is dazzling - what an awesome technique and you have showcased it so beautifully here!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!