Thursday, October 3, 2019

Meet the Quietfire Modern Gilding Powders!

Meet the Modern Gilding Powders!

I'm so excited to share this brand new product with you!  We now have bright beautiful detail embossing powders that can take on the look of hammered metal or brightly burnished precious metals. They are so much fun to play with!  You can't imagine how many times I've said "Oh, Wow!" when I've used them.  These powders are co-branded with Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.

There is nothing that equals traditional gilding, but we don't all have the time or inclination to spend the time learning it.  That's where these come in!  They're fast and beautiful!

We have six gorgeous colours and there is so much you can do with them! I've named them with a nod to calligraphic tradition:
Kells Gold
Burnished Silver
Copper Scroll*
Gothic Black
Acanthus Teal
Dragon Berry

*Did you know this was the name of one of the Dead Sea Scrolls?

Now are you wondering how Dragon Berry fits into calligraphic tradition?  Rumour has it there was dragon blood in ancient inks..... okay.  I thought that was a bit harsh sounding and the colour is more berry coloured (it's gorgeous!) so it became Dragon Berry!

Let me show you a few things that you can do with these Gilding Powders.
Use them with rubber stamps.

Gilded with Kells Gold with May Peace be Your Gift


Always Believe with Dragon Berry

Use them on diecuts.
Moments diecut with Kells Gold
Here is an example of raised gilding - Modern Gilding Style!  Beautifully smooth raised gilding.  Sure beats stirring slaked plaster for a week, huffing and puffing and painstaking burnishing!  (Although I have had great joy doing all that.)

Faith diecut with Burnished Silver



Use the Modern Gilding Powders to make backgrounds.
You can have the hammered metal look or smooth surfaced.  You can spread multiple powders to created a variegated surface as I did by using Kells Gold and Burnished Silver.

Copper Scroll hammered metal background (Flourished Star is here!)

Burnished Silver smooth background (Cherish is here!)
Kells Gold and Burnished Silver mixed background (Shine is here!)


Use them with your hand lettering - and again you can get  the smooth or hammered look!

Kells Gold and hand lettering


Burnished Silver and hand lettering with the hammered metal look
Gothic Black with hand lettering - glossy black black BLACK!

Join us here on Quietfire Creations to learn more great ways to use the Modern Gilding Powders.  Also visit us on Facebook where we are live most Thursday afternoons with all sorts of projects!  Watch for hand lettering and gilding videos, too.
Enjoy the Modern Gilding Powders!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Those are just stunning! I love the colours and the names are so great!
    Thanks for the great ideas! :o)

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