A Gilding Flakes Tutorial to show you how to get this opulent look to your cards and give them that something special to look at.
It is another idea that can make your cards stand out from the crowd and it is easy to achieve.
There are a lot of different ways to use them and this is just one technique you may like to try for yourself. You do not need heat to try this method of adding the flakes
For this Gilding Flakes Tutorial you can buy your colours in either sheets or flakes.
The flakes will usually come to you in small pots and they come in many different colour mixtures.
This card has pure silver flakes added to the birdcage.
But there are gold and copper as well as mixtures with elaborate names to them ... and they all add that little touch of luxury to any card that you make.
You can see another stunning way to use these flakes in the Mosaic Card Tutorial and that will take you step by step on how to get the look for yourself very easily.
Another way is to use them with any of the stamps that you may already have and the video Gilding Flakes and Stamps will show you how... though you will need some wet glue to use them that way. I use a small sponge to apply the wet glue to the stamp and that way it doesn't get too messy.
These small pots with the silver flakes in are some that I bought at a craft show, and the larger gold ones are some that I bought from
They have many products on their website that you may like to browse and many lovely mixes of the gilding flakes.
You may find that the Gilding Flakes will need to be decanted to a larger container when you get them home, but be very careful when you open the little tub as they are very static and can fly everywhere.
Leave them at room temperature for a little while and then when they get warm they will swell and give you twice as many as you thought you had.
But for goodness sake do not sneeze near them or have the air conditioning on, or even an open window .
You can also buy a product called Flake and Glitter Glue that will help you with the flakes if you want to use your stamps with them as I mentioned earlier.
Using the gilding sheets will cover a large area and you can get specialized glue to add them to your project.
Here is the close up of the card that I have created in the video so that you can see the effect of the flakes on the birdcage
For this one I have used a double sided adhesive sheet ... which you can also buy from just about anywhere ... to make the flakes stick.
But over the next few videos I hope to show you other ways to use them too.
They are a very inexpensive addition to your crafting "Stash" and one that you can use in many ways for your crafting and you will be so pleased that you have bought.
Keep some double sided sticky sheets in you stash as they will always come in handy throughout the crafting process.
And the Gilding Flakes Tutorial will take you step by step on how to use the sheet with the flakes to get another lovely effect for your designs.
On a completely different approach you can find lots more ways to use gilding foils if you have a hot foil machine and there are lots on the market, so be sure to shop around for one in your price range.
Craft Stash has many foil machines and products that you may like to take a look at.
This is a whole new area using hot foiling and to learn more about gilding and foiling try clicking this link ... Personalised Foiling
This will take you to a whole new page on foiling and when you feel ready to give it a try there is a lot of information for you to view.
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