Saturday, 18 April 2009

Rich & Beautiful.

That was the name of the class with Jane Gill, at the Glitterpot, yesterday afternoon. Combining gold leafing with stamping and other 'stuff'!

Not sure if this technique is for me or not. Sort of enjoyed it but got very frustrated with it however, think I sussed out what the problem was right at the end of the workshop but at least I had an answer - sort of! There was a problem getting the gold leaf (Designer Metal - available in silver, copper and gold) to stay where it was wanted and I think we should have let the glue dry a bit before we even started to add the gold leaf. Years ago I did an illuminated calligraphy workshop and we used size. I recalled, too late, that we had to paint the size on and then allow it to nearly dry but just tacky to the touch. Gilding worked first time then so I reckon that the glue, even though it was a glue pad used, was too wet to hold the leaf this time 'cos I added some later when it would have been a lot dryer and it held a lot better. One of those things that you learn by experimenting. It didn't inspire me to buy any gold leaf but I did buy the glue pad - Stazon, the Essential Glue Pad.

Other techniques used, die cutting nesties and flowers, stamping and embossing, punching.
Materials used - Base card plain white, all other card Bazzill of various type and colour, Versamark olive green inkpad, Stazon cotton white inkpad, white embossing powder, Canvas cloth (diecut the Sizzix Bigz - Build a Flower in this), Hero Arts Clear Design - Big Circles and ribbon.



Greta said...

Lovely card Pam. x

My'scardcorner said...

Thats lovley Pam love the combinations of all the greens.

Maureen said...

This card is STUNNING Pam with a great choice of colours

Sandra said...

Hi Pam,
So thrilled you liked the Royal Pavilion that my Hubby drew, I love it too. Hubby and I were married 15 years ago. A bit before you could get married at The Royal Pavilion. However I did write to them and obtained special permission for the wedding party (only)to have the official photos taken there. They didn't want all the guests there as they said the ladies high heels could damage the irrigation!
Hope your son and daughter-in-law enjoy their anniversary and don't forget to let me sneak a peak at the card you make for them.
Are you going to The Extravaganza at The Craft Barn on 6th & 7th June? If so come and say 'hi' and introduce yourself as I'll be demoing there :o)
Enough of my rambling!
Take Care
Sandra x

Sylvia R said...

Beautiful Pam, love the colour combination..xx

Sylvia R xxxx

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

I think it's lovely, I bought some gold leaf a while ago but haven't got round to trying it yet,

Chris x