Silver DragonfliesPosted: May 26, 2017 Filed under: Flutters, Gilding Flakes | Tags: color burst, Fabriano Watercolour Paper, Gilding, Penny Black creative dies 9 Comments
My second gilded card also features dragonflies, this time little silver ones. In my previous post I shared a card gilded in both gold and silver flakes; this time I just used silver because I think silver and blue look so very pretty together. I used stick it adhesive once again to attach the gilding to the watercolour panel and colorburst powders to create the background panel.
I sprinkled three colours of colorburst powder on watercolour paper then sprinkled with water. Once the colours were blending nicely I used a brush to spread the colour to the edges of the panel. I dried it with a heat tool then added droplets of water a few at a time and dabbed some of them up with a paper towel. I dried the panel in between each batch of water droplets so I could get a mass of water marks. I die-cut three dragonflies from stick it adhesive then applied them to the watercolour panel, removed the backing paper and rubbed silver gilding flakes on top. I burnished with a plastic scrubby pad to remove the excess flakes. It’s finished with a frame of silver spiderweb fabric that comes from France and happens to match the gilding flakes perfectly.
Cardstock: Neenah solar white cardstock, hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: stick it adhesive sheets
Shimmery Stuff: silver spiderweb fabric, Nuvo silver bullion gilding flakes
This is so vibrant and beautiful Heather and the silver gilded dragonflies look wonderful against it also the silver spiderweb fabric works perfectly in the background. x
Beautiful effect, Cathy x
very beatiful card and the colours are fab
stunning cards, really vibrant
WOW … gorgeous card, Heather. LOVE the background … such beautiful and vibrant colours and love all those water droplets. The dragonflies are so pretty done with gilding flakes. xx
Love, love, love the silver dragonflies on this gorgeous blue background!
[…] I’ve been gilding again! This time for a guest post on the Foiled Fox blog. These lovely gilding flakes came from the Foiled Fox and I think they are so very pretty. I have shared two techniques for applying the flakes so far (here and here). […]