There are so many products that you can use with your stencils, as long as you have the right medium to make it work! One of those products that I have in my stash and love to use with stencils is gilding flakes. Gilding flakes come in a variety of colors and mixes and are super easy to use with your stencils in a few different ways! All you need is the TCW Tacky When Dry Gel Medium! Be sure to watch the video tutorial below for all the details!
Some of the products use in the video above were sent to me free of charge for design purposes. I only ever design for companies I truly love and can stand behind 100%!!
Gilding flakes are super easy to use, but they can be a bit messy. I have a few tricks I like to use to keep the mess under control. First of all, no fans can be going, no windows open, and if I think I may need to sneeze I step away. These little flakes will move and fly with the slightest bit of air so be aware of that!
Something else I like to do when working with gilding flakes is work in a shallow box. Not only does this contain the mess quite a bit, it also makes reusing the flakes super easy! Any flakes that don’t stick to your project, can be put back into the container and saved for a future project.
Finally, keep a sticky lint/pet hair roller close by. This works great to clean up any little flakes that escape the box and end up on your work surface! This is also a great tip for cleaning up any stray glitter or embossing powder!
These are such fun and easy techniques to use and stretch your stencils even further! I hope you all enjoyed the video for today! If you are interested in any of the TCW supplies I used today, you can find them all listed and linked down below. Until next time, happy crafting!!
- TCW808 Leaf Collection Stencil
- TCW 835 Plaid Fringe Stencil
- TCW 870 Fir Branch Stencil
- TCW Tacky-When-Dry Gel Medium
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