Silver Dragonflies

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.


Dies: Flutters
Cardstock: Neenah solar white cardstock, hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: stick it adhesive sheets
Shimmery Stuff: silver spiderweb fabric, Nuvo silver bullion gilding flakes

9 Comments on “Silver Dragonflies”

  1. Pat says:

    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

  2. Cathy R says:

    Beautiful effect, Cathy x

  3. very beatiful card and the colours are fab

  4. Kate Blair says:

    stunning cards, really vibrant

  5. lollthompson says:

    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

  6. Bonnie says:

    Love, love, love the silver dragonflies on this gorgeous blue background!

  7. […] 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). […]

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