Welcome to the Stamping with Friends Blog Hop. Today we are hoping to inspire you to try the Paper Kintsugi Technique. This is based on the ancient Japanese art of embracing imperfection and repairing broken items with gold. In paper, this translates to ripping paper and putting it back together with gold or silver embossing or foiling. As you might imagine, the results are beautiful.
I must confess that I did not actually rip my circle of Earthen Elegance patterned paper. I simply drew a few thin lines of Tombow Multipurpose glue across the circle and let them dry until tacky. Then I rubbed our Gilded Leafing over it and gently rubbed the excess off with a wedge of sponge. I love the look! It was so easy and quick- definitely a technique you can do again and again.
The gold mat and Gorgeously Made die cut tie it all together. Of course, I had to use gold ink to stamp my sentiment. NOT! That’s Wild Wheat ink masquerading as gold. I love that it works so well with gold, don’t you?
instructions for the gorgeously made sympathy card (with Kintsugi technique)
- Fold your 4 1/4″ x 11″ Thick Very Vanilla card base in half and burnish.
- Die cut one leaf from a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Gold Foil paper. Set the die cut aside and adhere the mat to the front of the card base.
- Adhere a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Very Vanilla to the gold mat.
- Use the largest circle of the Stylish Shapes dies to cut one circle from the Misty Moonlight piece of Earthen Elegance DSP.
- Draw a few THIN lines of liquid glue on the die cut circle. Give it a couple of minutes to get tacky and then cover with Gilded Leafing. Use a wedge of sponge to remove the excess leafing.
- Adhere the circle to the card base.
- Use Mini Glue Dots to adhere the Gold Foil die cut to the card.
- With Wild Wheat ink, stamp “With Deepest Sympathy” from the Something Fancy stamp set.
- On a scrap of card stock, die cut the same leaf image and use it as a stencil (You will have to replace 2 “loose” pieces in the center.) on the inside of the card.
- Gently rub with a blending brush and Wild Wheat ink to make a faint leaf on the inside.
- Stamp “sending hugs and love when words aren’t enough” from the Phrases for all stamp set with Wild Wheat ink partially over the leaf.
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