Use a mask to stencil on gold masking paste. I used TCW's Tile Texture Mask (12 x 12) and Studio 490 gold embossing paste.
Here's how the paper looked after removing the mask. The effect is subtle but pretty and as the paste dries the gold takes on a really shiny metallic look.
- Cut a mat for your photo from Woodland sized slightly larger than your photo.
- Cut a rectangle 5 x 12" from Farfalla.
- Cut a rectangle 3.25 x 10.25" from Woodland
Use border punches to punch around the two larger rectangles. I used Martha Stewart Deco Flowers and Cherish. Use whatever punches you have or leave plain. Ink the edges with gold ink or paint. I used gold StazOn.
- Paint the berries with gold paint. I used Silks Emperor's Gold
- Stain the branches with mist. I first dabbed on Lindy's Frost Forest Green which is a great color that goes well with this paper. After that dried I dabbed on a bit of Lindy's Gator Gumbo Olive which added gold sparkle to my branches. You can achieve a similar effect with water colors or other paints/mists. Just look for two colors that are similar to what I've used.
- Ignore the doily in the photo, I decided not to use it.
- Adhere the layers to the base page about 4" from the top.
- Chose a title and adhere on the right side of the popped up layers as shown in the below photo. I've used a Creative Embellishments word chippy painted with Silks Emperor's Gold.
- I decided to pop up my photo too so put either cardboard or foam tape underneath that. You will need to put two layers of cardboard at the top of the photo where it hangs off the layered rectangles.