Thanks for popping in. You know how it is when you craft. Sometimes, you have a great idea, but it doesn’t work out at all as you imagined it, right? Then other times it doesn’t work out at all as you imagined it – but even better! Happy accidents we crafters call those occasions. I had one this morning, whilst prepping a little step by step for today’s blog. I was wanting to use Gold Wax…
Out with a fabulous festive stencil and a little relief texture paste first. Used the Black coated Clarity stock – very classy.
Let it dry completely, andwash the stencil as soon as possible in warm soapy water.
Replace the clean stencil on the dry texture wreath, and secure with masking tape.
Now for a little of the Inka Gold gilding Wax. Scoop a little out of the pot onto a piece of paper or a blending mat. Use your finger or a sponge to rube the gilding gold into the exposed wreath. Look! beautiful! The stencil not only protects the black card, but also the raised sides of the paste. So cool!
So far so good. I love this Inka GOld. I bet it would work beautifully on pottery, on ceramics. I shall have to investigate when I get more time. (Puts set of Inka Gold colours in Pottery Studio downstairs. Studio’s coming along very nicely. Big reveal imminent…
Anyway. Back to the step by step.
So here’s the thing. I wanted to add one of those lovely round Christmas stamps in the centre on Stampboard. The smallest round stampboard fits like a glove. The deer, in fact. But. I also wanted to paint the deer gold. No chance. Have you seen how fine the antlers are?!?
How about adding a layer of gold UNDERNEATH? Before you stamp, Gray? Give it a go…it’s water soluble and made of beeswax, so what can go wrong?
Perfect. I used a water brush to paint a circle of gold onto the stampboard, which was about the same size as the stamp. Fried egg, anyone?
Let it dry, then stamp over the top with a black Archival. Shucks. The stamp lifted the gold back off in places.
Ace! Perfect! Ideal! Really gritty, earthy, grungy! Love it! And the deer are gold – just as I pictured, except the background is much better. Very happy accident.
The stamp and stencil cleaned up easily with water.
Let’s put this Inka Gold through its paces then. We’ve rubbed it on dry, we‘ve added water and painted with it. Now let’s sponge it onto the side of the stampboard.
Now let’s trim back the black card and sponge it along the edge too.
It works on wood too. It’s used to distress furniture and gild frames. I like that it is beeswax based.
Want to spruce it up a little more? Add a little ping? The new white Posca pens glide like silk on the glossy black card. I mentioned them in the SHAC yesterday. They are superb. I would like to do a doodling session with you using them soon, so treat yourself. We have finally got them in Apparently, since lockdown they are like hen’s teeth.
Go a bit carried away with the white dots! But it does lift the black!
If you fancy the gilding waxes, there are 4 colours.
The haematite blue is fab too. Let’s have a little bloggy offer. CLICK HERE. We have a limited stock of these; when they’re gone they’re gone.
Any, that’s it for today.
Keep calm and carry on crafting!
Love and Hugs