Thursday, 17 June 2010

gold leaf



I've been playing with my gold leaf...
& collecting the tiny specs that brush off.
After this picture was taken
I removed some of the gold
using stick tape
then I put that on a piece of paper-
to use for something else !
It's like collecting Gold Dust !


I've also been messing around with
Jewellers' Rouge Powder-
I mixed some in water & dyed some papers.
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My brother was a gold polisher for many years...
he used to come home covered in pink dust from the rouge !

15 comments:

  1. At least that was his story and he's sticking to it!! Sweet little gold bird, and I'm lovin' the dyed papers. Now get back prospectin' for gold..........xx

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  2. This looks really fantastic, wonderful idea.
    Anni

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  3. The tea-dyed background is perfect for this gold bird! Your papers are looking good. I love the salt effect. This journal class is fun already, and it just began.

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  4. ohh I love the effects of the dye on the paper and that little birdie pirched on gold is gorgeous!

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  5. I love what you've done with the gold leaf. I've been collecting little booklets of leaf when I go to Thailand. The sell it at temple shops to press squares onto Buddha images at the temples. I've used it in glass beads too.

    Kim

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  6. Oh, lalala! What fun and such a lovely effect. I have some gold and silver leaf paper that I have been ironing onto paper.

    Cory~Dogwood

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  7. I love the look of the gold leaf this way - and your background paper is so lovely and vintage-y (can that be a word???)

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  9. That gold leaf piece is gorgeous!

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  10. I love the elegance of this piece! beautiful! Hope you are enjoying your summer!

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  11. I love the colour of this paper! I dyed mine with amongst other things - blackcurrant tea bags and the paper was very dark to start with but as it dried it became a bit lighter and I quite like it now.

    Isn't the class fun? Looking forward to more piccies!

    Barbara :)

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  12. wow, that is so beautiful, amazing!

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