Gilding flake-resist technique

17th June 2019

In Issue 192 Gerry had so much fun experimenting with the gilding flake-resist technique she couldn’t resist providing a bonus idea for us to share here!

You will need

white A6 card blank

watercolour cardstock

Creative Expressions Sentimentally Yours Classic Birthday Verses stamps

Picked Raspberry, Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar and Old Paper Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink

clear embossing powder

Golden Jewels Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes

Tonic Studios Nuvo Medium Flat Tip glue pen

Holiday Cheer Tonic Studios Nuvo Glitter Drops

white cotton

3D foam tape

water spritzer

heat tool


manual die-cutting machine

Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigz Planks die Planks

Sizzix Tim Holtz Mini Tattered Florals dies

Simply make

1 Create a background on a panel of watercolour cardstock by pressing Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar ink onto a glass mat, spritzing with water, then lightly press the cardstock into it a few times. Allow to dry.

2 Die-cut the planks from watercolour cardstock and draw glue lines to create a woodgrain effect. Allow to dry until sticky, then add the gilding flakes, rubbing off the excess. Repeat the technique  from Step 1 using Aged Mahogany ink on the planks.

3 Once dry, affix the pink panel to the card blank and add the planks using 3D foam tape, with twisted lengths of cotton behind each one.

4 Colour a piece of cardstock with Picked Raspberry ink and die-cut flowers. Cut a branch and colour using the Aged Mahogany ink, clear heat-embossing for a deeper colour.

5 Colour the leaves and the edges of the flowers with Old Paper ink and add to the card front with the flowers. Add Nuvo Drops to the flowers.

6 Stamp and clear heat-emboss a sentiment, trim and affix to the card front to finish.



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