Friday, May 24, 2013

Get It Scrapped: The Gilded Look

I never thought gold would be a color I would use on my scrapbook layouts. I tried it a few months ago and it seems to have stuck. More so than I ever could have imagined. From gold doilies to paint and even paper. I now have gold mist and gold embossing powder. It seems the gilt look is here to stay, at least for awhile.

Looking Up at Me by Christy Strickler | Supplies: Cardstock: Colorbok; Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye, Studio Calico; Alphas: Jillibean Soup, Webster’s Pages; Stamp: Hero Arts; Embossing Powder: Ranger; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico, Lawn Fawn; Cloth Tag: Basic Grey; Buttons: Jillibean Soup, Basic Grey; Jewel Studio Calico; Other: Tape, jewels, submitted for Layout Linky Love at the Purple Mailbox

Why does gold work so well? I think it has the ability to add a soft warm glow. It's a rich color but not hard like other metallic colors tend to be. It can make something feel elegantly aged or even cherished.

If you have thought about using gold but weren't sure where to start, paint may be the easiest choice for you. For about a dollar, you can get gold paint at your local craft store. Mix it with a little water and you have homemade gold mist.Other options include: gold pens, tape, tissue paper and stickers.

You can find more gold inspiration at Get It Scrapped and on Pinterest here or here.

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  1. Such a sweet page! I am with you on the gold... at first, I thought - oh my! I remember trying to get rid of all things gold several years back - but, I too had to stock up on the gold goods and am loving it! Thanks for linking up with Purple Mailbox :)

  2. I wasn't sure about Gold at first either, Christy but now I love it! I love how you paired the Gold with the Orange and Teal!!

  3. Beautiful gold accents!! I LOVE Heidi Swapp's Gold Color Shine. Terrific!!! Yep definitely lends to a soft, warm glow.

    Blessings ~~ dawn