I received a new product in the mail a couple of weeks ago… and I haven’t stopped playing with it. I absolutely love the new Stampin Up Gilded Leafing product. Do you ever just have those days when you can’t stop playing around with something? Yeah, that was me last week. I can’t stop finding new projects to use this Gilded Leafing on. I can’t wait to tell you about this new product as well as share some ideas of how you can use it on your projects as well.
What is Gilded Leafing?
First, let’s talk a little about what exactly Gilded Leafing is and what it looks like.
Stampin Up Gilded Leafing comes in a small jar. The jar is full of gold flakes that can be used to add beautiful accents to any of your paper or other creative projects. The leafing has to be used with some type of adhesive to hold the color to your project. It doesn’t have any adhesive on it itself, which I think is great because that could limit the use and limit the fun! By adding adhesive to a project, then placing the gold flakes over top and removing the excess, you’ll have a beautiful and glamorous gold accent left on your project in the same areas as the adhesive was applied..
Gilded Leafing Tutorial Video
Here’s a video of me explaining how to use Gilded Leafing as well as a few basic tips I’ve discovered. Click below to watch along.
Stampin Up Gilded Leafing Project Samples
Like I said earlier, I’ve make several different projects with this Gilded Leafing. You can make a brand new card specifically with the Gilded Leafing product in mind, or you can easily apply it to past projects you’ve already completed.
Here’s a sample of a card I had already made. I decided the Gilded Leafing would look great on this card, so I added some gold highlights to the flower.
Here’s an example of a card I made with the Gilded Leafing specifically in mind. I added it to the butterfly and greeting.
Here’s another example of a brand new card I made with the Gilded Leafing. I used it as the shakers in my shaker card!
How To Store Gilded Leafing
When you first open your jar of Gilded Leafing, you’ll want to have a storage container nearby. You’ll want an open container big enough to insert your projects into that has a sealable lid. As you can see below, I’ve used a rubbermaid container with a lid. A leftover container would also work. Your container doesn’t need to be this large, but it should definitely be bigger than the size of a card.
When you shake the gold flakes out of the original jar, they will keep coming…and coming…and coming. So be prepared with a container!
How To Use Stampin Up Gilded Leafing
Using the Stampin Up Gilded Leafing is a fun process. Let me show you how to use and apply the leafing.
First, apply some type of adhesive to the area you want the Gilded Leafing to be attached. The adhesive I used in the video was multi-purpose glue. This glue works well because after it is dry, it is still sticky. A glue that dries to a hard finish will not work.
Once the glue is applied, set the project aside to allow time to dry.
When dry, either sprinkle or rub Gilded Leafing onto you project or dip it into your container of gold flakes.
The Gilded Leafing will look a little something like this once it is applied. As you can see, there is a lot of excess that needs to be removed.
To get rid of excess leafing, I’ve found that rubbing it first with my hands, and then with a soft brush like a toothbrush works best. Gently rub the brush over your project until all of the excess has been removed.
Once I’ve rubbed it with a toothbrush, I always flick the back of the card over a trash can to get all the small pieces off that are still clinging on. That’s it!
Other Ways To Use
My very next post will be 15 Ways To Use Stampin Up Gilded Leafing, and I can’t wait to share it! There are SO many ways to use this stuff, and I’ve already thought of more since I created this video and blog post.
To get you thinking, you can use other adhesives besides Multipurpose Glue. Think about Glue Dots, Tear & Tape, and our new Heat & Stick Powder that works like embossing powder, but ends with a sticky finish that you can apply the Gilded Leafing to.
I’m sure I’ll share more ideas for this stuff as I play around with it more! Below, I’ll share some tips that have helped me use this product to the max.
Best Tips For Use
Here are a few tips I’ve discovered that help me while using the Gilded Leafing.
Large Sealable Container
As mentioned above, you definitely want a sealable container to store the Gilded Leafing.
When working with this product, I like to keep a damp microfiber cloth close by to clean up any loose flakes on my hands and work area. It does a great job of picking up any stray flakes that may have gotten away from me.
Prepare Multiple Projects At One Time
I like to prepare a few or a lot of projects with adhesive, then once they’re ready I apply the Gilded Leafing to all of them. This limits the mess I create, and how many times I need to wipe off my hands.
The last tip I have for you is to experiment. I’ve made several projects with this product and I’ve learned something new each time. Experiment with adhesives… experiment with application… experiment with what you’re applying it to, don’t limit yourself to just paper! Enjoy, and please let me know what you think about this new Stampin Up Gilded Leafing product!
Don’t Miss Out!
If you missed the announcement about my Product Shares, here’s a link tell you all about this great opportunity. This is one of my favorite programs as it allows you to sample all of the new products at one low price. Deadline to order is January 3!
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