Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Looks can be deceptive...

Hi folks... Creative Expressions Design Team post time again today...
Now, as the title of today’s post might suggest, all is not as it seems on today’s project...

Do you see a heavy metal embellishment on the card? or a very light weight piece of card which has had Gilding Wax applied to it to give it the effect of a piece of metal?
Of course it's the latter!

You maybe even more surprised to find out that it is in fact Graceful Peach and Graceful Mustard Gilding Waxes which have given this specific Silvery/Gold colour combo and not actually Silver and Gold Gilding Wax...
Here's a quick step by step if you fancy giving this project or something similar a go..

To start with, I cut out my image using Black Card Stock. I chose Black because I know that it interferes with some of the colours of Gilding Wax.. Generally, when the Gilding Wax is used on White Card Stock what you see is what you get, but on Black Card Stock you just have to wait and see.. In the past I have tried it with Pink and Purple, and the Pink came out Purple and the Purple came out Pink!! Go figure!!!

Anyway, adding Graceful Peach to the image gives it a Silver, almost Pewter effect...

And a good "buff" will really bring it to life...
Although I was happy with the Silver effect I wanted to tone it down a little bit so I added a touch of Graceful Mustard (awful name! Old Gold might be a little more appropriate!) oopps, forgot to take a photo as this stage though, but I'm sure you'll notice the effect from the finished card!

Speaking of which, I prepped the card using a Sentiment from the Phill Martin Set of Stamps "SYBS2C Baroque Sentiments 2 Collection"

and then added the embellishments..

Very Happy with the outcome of this one!! makes a change!!
Thanks for checking us out, see you soon.

Cosmic Shimmer Graceful Peach Gilding Wax
Cosmic Shimmer Graceful Mustard Gilding Wax
Phill Martin Baroque Sentiment 2 Collection SYBS2C


  1. It is a fabulous card Andy.
    Toni xx

  2. Rose in Chester20 March 2015 at 08:11

    Beautiful, Andy.
    Have a good day, Rose

  3. Gorgeous card, the hearts look brilliant with the gilding wax on them.