Thanks for popping in. Hope you made it to the SHAC this morning. We were putting the finishing touches to our Lettering doodle. We were looking at how to finish your work with gold leaf. FInishing is such a key part of the process, isn’t it. As I said, it can be the difference between homemade and hand made. WHich may or may not phase you personally. But the perfectionist in me cannot rest easy until the finishing is complete. Be it cards, pottery or even folding T-shirts! I cannot do anything any less than properly.
I had said yesterday on telly that I would blog a Groovi project today, but I think I will relegate that particular job to the latter half of the week, and focus on the finishing, the finessing as it’s also called.
Here is the gold leafing process in photos…
Dilute the gilding glue with a tiny amount of water in the lid, using your No. 2 brush.
It occurred to me while I was doing this, that the Pergamano Sticky Ink that we use with Glitter might work well too, since it is more liquid than the gilidng glue. But I decided to wait and check it out before saying anything. RESULT!! Works like a charm!
Anyway, moving on…. fill each dot above the i’s with the slightly diluted glue, and allow to dry.
Don’t forget to clean your brush in the water perodically.
Once the glue is dry, dab the gold leaf on.
Rub the excess gold leaf off gently with your forefinger.
Burnish and remove dust.
I laid one of the new rectangular doodle framers over the top, to see – and it sits beautifully. Gives me a destination. Makes the finish easy.
I’ve made my mind up. I’m going to start lettering my favourite quotes and verses into one of our water colour mini journals. Make a whole little book of them. Who’s with me? It’s good for the soul. Half price until midnight to all Clarity Club members…click here
Ah well, finishing break over. Back to the grindstone…
Love and Hugs