Gilding Stamped Images with Simon Says Stamp’s Tropical Silhouettes
Hello everyone! I love gilding flakes and they are the perfect technique for silhouette stamps. These gilded images have an exotic look that pairs well with Simon’s TROPICAL SILHOUETTES. To get started, you will need a slow drying glue like Gliding Glue (I have linked another option in the SUPPLIES list) and, of course, gilding flakes! That’s it! You can get by with no special tools! I really like the Cosmic Shimmer’s gilding flakes line. They have created colourful mixes with their metallics that add so much beauty to a project. Today I am working with Persian Dawn and Rainbow Sherbert …. even the names are delicious!!!
To begin, I used an old, acrylic paintbrush to paint the stamps with glue. Stamp 2 or 3 images on white card stock and set the images aside to dry while the stamps are washed in warm, soapy water. A soft nail brush will remove the glue from the crevices. Continue in this manner until all the images are stamped. Don’t let the glue sit on the stamps for too long! I stamped all of the images from the set twice; one set will be used per card.
When the stamped image is dry … just a few minutes … place a small mound of flakes over the image. I cleaned and dried the paint brush used for painting the glue to work the flakes onto the image. I began by lightly pouncing the brush and then brushing back and forth. The excess flakes were tapped off and the image burnished with a stencil brush. The gilded images and sheet foam were cut with the coordinating die set and stacked.
Two panels of Bristol Smooth card stock were cut with the second largest die in Pinkfresh Studio’s Slim Stitched Rectangles die set. The two backgrounds were ink blended with:
Crackling Campfire, Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber
Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves
When the panels were completely dry, the sentiments were embossed. The panels were mounted on foam.
Black card stock was cut with the largest die in Pinkfresh Studio’s Slim Stitched Rectangles die set and mounted on card bases measuring 3 3/4” by 8 3/4”. The foam mounted, inked panel was adhered the elements attached. The cards were embellished with confetti topped with Nuevo Crystal Drops Morning Dew.
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