New Idea with Gilding Flakes

Challenges
CAS Stencil: Gilding Flakes
Allsorts: Something New
Double Trouble: Hip to be Square

The challenge over at CAS Stencil was to use gilding flakes, which I do have some. But what I don’t have is the paste that they recommend you use to apply it through a stencil. I decided to try to add the flakes through the stencil to the sticky side of sticker making paper. What you are left with is the negative space still sticky so I thought to add something new, potato starch. This was great because it is quite absorbent and very white. I could then add sponged on ink in yellow and orange then spritzed with water. Rubbed the outer edge with black ink pad. Then decided to cut into two squares and added a square vellum piece to meet the challenge at Double Trouble. The sentiment was cut with the Silhouette in reverse on the same sticker maker paper then flakes rubbed on and that got adhered to vellum piece. All are mounted on white cs base.

Got started using potato starch after watching Alton Brown make gravy with it years ago. Plus it is gluten free.

14 thoughts on “New Idea with Gilding Flakes”

  1. You are quite creative with your mixed media….like the background colors and that you added the vellum to soften some of the color. Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

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  2. Congratulations on winning our Double Trouble challenge last week, Bonnie! Another creative card this week, too! I hadn’t thought of reverse cutting a sentiment and using gilded flakes on it,,, you are quite creative! -Donna

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  3. A lovely card Bonnie and a great way to apply them, proving that where there’s a will there’s a way! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Stencil! x

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  4. This has turned out really well and what a great idea to use potato starch, I would never have thought of that and the fact that you can add colour on top is just magic, Well done and thanks for joining us at CAS stencil this month xx

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  5. Wow! I hadn’t seen any of these posts and am not getting notified at the moment. Glad to see them now and what a treat this one is.

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  6. Oh my another wonderful creation that makes me read and reread your discription. You really do mixed media very well. Congrats also on your Double Trouble challenge win that was mentioned by another post. I’ll need to check that one out.

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  7. What a fabulous work of art, Bonnie! This is spectacular. I so enjoy reading how you develop your projects. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #54 and congrats on being a Double Trouble challenge winner last week.

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  8. How clever, Bonnie..to use potato starch for a medium that your gilding flakes could stick too. Thank you for sharing your beauty and joining us at CAS Stencil. Hugs…Nancy

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  9. A beautiful card using a great technique using what you had at hand Bonnie! How clever to use potato starch to cover the sticky paper! Thanks for joining us at CAS Stencil this month!

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  10. Beautiful gilded flowers, Bonnie!! I have never heard of potato starch … so cool! The watercolours look amazing over top. Love the gilded sentiment on vellum. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Stencil!

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