Stencilling with Gilding Flakes featuring Spellbinder’s Layered Merry Christmas Foliage
Hello, friends! I thought I would try something a little different for a stencilling medium for Spellbinder's Layered Merry Christmas Foliage Stencil and Die. Gilding flakes have a very extravagant look that is further enhanced on a dark background. Lots of glitz but I felt I could get away with it because it is a Christmas card! This super shiny card was fun to make but, I won't lie, a little hand vac will be your best friend! Gilding flakes are super light and have a way of escaping everywhere!
I used Gilding Glue which is a slow drying adhesive. The glue was applied to the stencils with a flexible spatula, It will go on white and dry to clear.
When the adhesive is clear, the gilding flakes are applied. I apply just a few at a time in one corner and burnish it with my finger. The excess is knocked off onto a coffee filter if you want to try to retain the extra. I ended up using my garbage can in favour of a cleaner work surface! I then continue this process for the other three quadrants. When completed, I used a microfibre cloth to do the final burnishing and clean the panel.
I worked with Cosmic Shimmer Flakes. Stencil 1 was gilded with Copper Teal Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes, Stencil 2 with Warm Sunrise Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes and Stencil 3 with Silver Dream Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes.
For Stencil 4, I applied Art Glitter Valentine Red to the adhesive while it was still wet and set it aside to dry.
Copper Teal Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes was used for Stencil 5. I focussed on using the teal flakes in the mix. The sentiment was not stencilled.
The sentiment was stencilled just with Stencil 6 using Warm Sunrise Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes on a separate piece of black card stock.
Both the sentiment and black foam were cut with the sentiment outline die included in Spellbinder's Layered Merry Christmas Foliage Stencil and Die.
The panel was trimmed to 4" by 5 1/4" and adhered to a black A2 sized card base matted with mirror gold card stock.
The stacked sentiment was adhered to the card in the design opening.
Iridescent pearls were used to embellish the card.
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