I’ve been playing around with gilding flakes the last few days… a fabby medium to work with. Here’s what I came up with…
I started with giving the plain resin frames a coat of metal leaf adhesive milk. You need to leave this for 15 minutes before applying the flakes. A very fiddly and messy job….but the end result is worth it! I used the gold flakes with a bit of blue I had in my stash. After you have stuck down the flakes, you need to take a soft brush and brush away any excess.
Because I didn’t apply the flakes to all of the frame, there were few white bits showing. On the heart one, I filled the gaps with gold paint… but on the square I left them. Both are very effective. I gave both frames a coat of protective varnish, I would recommend using this… it really does give it a nice finish!
See the white bits? The middle of the frames were created with spray inks and water and a couple of stamps from my stash.
A close-up of the gilding flakes… so, so pretty!! So why not give it a try… they would make a lovely gift!
Ingredients used from Calico Crafts
Frames – SORRY, the ceramic frames have been discontinued by the manufacturer – you can use the same technique on wood frames and other hard surfaces. You can find a good selection of wood frames here.