Saturday, 7 April 2012

Gold leaf, Oh It's lovely

Hi everyone, I hope you're having a good Saturday!
This week at the Craft Barn we have been playing with gold leaf. I love this medium it's sumptuous and makes a project feel very special! After all it's a precious metal.


My card was made with metal leaf, red oxide and adhered with extra strong adhesive tape. That is a very easy way to get it onto your project fast and the lines are always straight. I used some sticky backed canvas and frayed the edges. Pretty colours from the acrylic paints











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I made a box next. I stamped with Tim Holtz Book covers stamps onto acetate and added gold leafing to the stamped side of the acetate. I hope that will protect the stamping and gold leaf. The sentiment is stamped on the outside of the acetate just so that it reads correctly!!

So difficult crafting for chaps, I've said it so many times but I really struggle to make things they will use/like. This one I was pleased with, I really hope you like it too:0) Thank you so much for stopping to look! Gay x









I used

Tim Holtz stamps Book Covers, Purely Random.
Gold leaf in Oxidating Red
Claudine Helmuth Sticky Canvas

More details and lovely samples of gold leaf on the Craft Barn Blog

28 comments:

Sue said...

Gold certainly gives an extra sumptuously gorgeous dimension doesn't it?
Lovely, lovely work!
Have a wonderful Easter!
xx

Stamps and Paper said...

What a stunning effect you have achieved using this lovely technique Gay....

Anne

Fleur said...

Fab creations as always.
Have a fab weekend
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Sasha said...

Two fabulous creations, Gay. Beautiful gold leaf work, and I agree with you about making things for guys, but you nailed it :)
Happy Easter!

Suzi B said...

These are sumptiously, gorgeous Gay
suzi b x

Evil Edna said...

lushious and adds such depth to the design.EE

Suze Bain said...

These are fab Gay, I just love the colours and textures on the card. Gorgeous! xx

Netty said...

Great projects Gay and loving the gold leaf. Happy Easter, x

Christine said...

What a great effect is that giving on your card! The box is also a bij beauty!
Hug
Christine

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic creations.

Jenny said...

I love the effect of gold leaf but cant stand working with it...I lose too much on the non existent breeze!!
Your card and box look amazing..you seem to have it under control :0)
Jenny x

Elaine said...

Simply gorgeous projects Gay the colours are beautiful.
Have a nice Easter Sunday and Monday Hugs Elaine

baileyrosy.com said...

Wow Gay !!! both are fabulous, so many techniques am loving the gold leaf !!!. That book plate stamp is gorgeous and i want it now !!!! Very sumptuous indeed. Hope you are having a chocolate filled Easter.

Marie

Lynn said...

It looks as if you have enjoyed playing Gay! The gold leaf looks fab - and the book cover; well, truly scrumptious! :-) Lynn x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Gorgeous what you created here with this gold leaf...I have a big bag of the stuff and don´t know what to do with it..........maybe I have to get it out:)

Emily Leiphart said...

Both your card and box are stunning, Gay! I love the gold on both. I love the blues and beautiful stamps on the first one and the box is just wow! You amaze me with all the different techniques you are able to master!

Linda R said...

Such wonderful projects my friend. I just love you card. And the cover of that box is gorgeous. I have never worked with acetate. It sure does look amazing. I do hope you enjoyed your Easter my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Jenni's Jems said...

These are lovely but LOVE the box definitely has the wow factor for me !! x

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,these are simply stunning such beautiful detail,on both amazing,hugs Cherylxx

Jenni's Jems said...

Hi Gay you asked about the lid no I didn't make it using a score board - didn't know you got anything like that !Did it by trial and error ( more error if I'm honest!) but will now look on the craft barn site and see if they have any ,it would make life simpler!!! :-) x

Jenni's Jems said...

O.k Gay I'm confused there is so many different types out there ! but yours sounded perfect so can you tell me the name and where to buy one please x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Awesome projects Gay - the gold leaf looks amazing. I love the TH book cover stamp - it really has the wow factor on this gorgeous box.

Hope you're having a happy week - we have had two of the littlies all day today and I'm whacked!!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Diane said...

Wow I adore your card, I love your combination of patterns, colours and textures, an absolute work of art....love the box too.
Diane

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Goodness me . . . what FAB-U-LOUS projects Gay.

Totally wonderful, as ever xxx

Chrissie said...

What fab projects and sumptuous is indeed the word, positively stunning!
Chrissie x

Aileen said...

Two fab products. Love them both. x

Shirley said...

Wow! I love the trim through the middle, the colors are fantastic, and those roses are wonderful!!

Shirley said...

OOOOps! I forgot to tell you how wonderful your box was. I really like trim, etc. It will be cherished I am sure!!