Friday, 27 January 2012

Workshop - Techniques using Gold

Wednesday 24th January, today our workshop was using a variety of techniques to incorporate gold leaf and gilding flakes into our card making.
For this card we used the Poppy Stamp from Hobby Art, double sided adhesive, acetate and a piece of gold leaf. Many of the Crafters hadn't used this technique before and found it enjoyable and rewarding (also surprisingly quick). For anyone who hasn't used Hobby Art stamps, I can thoroughy recomend them.
The same stamp, but a different look.
This card uses Barn Door distress ink, the Poppy Stamp and one verse from the sentiment sheet to create the background. The topper was made by stamping with distress ink and water colouring to produce a vintage look. A glue pen was then used and left over gold from the first card gave definition. All finished off with a Dragon Fly cut out of gold mirri board.


  1. Wow, these cards are fabulous! I wish I lived near you, I'd love to attend one of your workshops!
    Take care
    Debs x

  2. Hi Debs,
    Many thanks for your kind comments, the workshops are a new challenge for me, and I am thoroughly enjoying them and have met some lovely Crafters. I have been practicing like mad this week as the one on Wednesday is using a Brayer and I am no Barbara Gray. Take care.
    Jo. x