Gilded Paper is one of my most favorite techniques. Very easy to do with very elegant and fun results. Results will vary based on thickness of inks used and drying time before applying your "metallic-leaf" (embossing powders).
First, I cut a few pieces of kraft cardstock.
Crumple the cardstock and unfold it but don’t flatten out the wrinkles.
Rub your black ink using direct to paper across the cardstock. Thick inks work best for this.
Cover or dip into black embossing powder and completely melt the powder.
Allow to cool and apply your gold ink across the wrinkles using a slightly lighter hand than with the black ink. Don’t completely cover the black embossing.
Dip or cover cardstock with gold embossing powder and heat until melted. You want to over melt the gold powder so it melts into the black embossing powder. I recommend wearing a mask if you are senstitive to embossing powders.
This makes a great background for a card or a great embellishment for cards and scrapbook pages.
My final piece, using some gilded paper as a background. Have fun playing and do share your creations!
Paper Temptress Brown Bag Cardstock
Paper Temptress Nero Incandescent
Stampin’ Up – gold and black embossing powders
Brilliance Graphite Black
Brilliance Galaxy Gold
India Ink Black
Adirondack Gold Acrylic Paint Dabber
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