Welcome to the USAQ very first BLoG HoP! It's so exciting to have you join us :) [and a bit scary for me as I get to kick the whole thing off - that's what comes of marrying into the beginning of the alphabet!] Just look at this yummy prize [and it really is yummy, those sheets of flake are A5 in places!]
This Draw & Gild Kit retails at $29.99 in the States, and I've not been able to find it in the UK. They're shipping internationally with this prize so if you want a chance of winning this, get hopping, and leave each designer a comment by 11.59pm EST on Sunday 27th June [for those in the UK, comment by 5am Monday 28th June]! In case you get lost, here is a list of the order you must hop
start here with me, Sarah Anderson
I played with my new Shrooms with the 'Draw & Gild Kit'. I never knew you could stamp with Duo Embellishing Adhesive, but you can!
All you do is put some Duo onto your stamp [I did it directly from the bottle but it was a bit runny and I ended up with too much - try a sponge or a brush].
Stamp onto your paper [I had so much Duo on my stamp I was able to stamp the image twice - can you see it in the top right hand corner?] then immediately clean your stamp [I use a baby wipe] and wait for the Duo to become clear. As Sue would say
"If you see white, it's not right
If you see clear, it will adhere"
So once it's clear, lay some of the gilding leaf onto the tacky image and press gently with your fingers.
Gently rub away the excess with the texture sponge; I use a circular motion.
Et voila! Beautiful gilded shrooms to make beautiful art with :)
Whilst waiting for my Duo to go from white to clear (I was in a cold cellar room) I had a play with the fine calligraphy pen - Oh My Goodness! I LoVeD it! More on that in the week. Until then, leave me a comment, then hop on over and visit
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