Sandy Allnock Go for the Gold Make Gold Papers

We’re on Day Three of Go for the Gold class.…are you having fun yet? By the looks of the student work so far, the answer is yes! It’s time to get just a little bit messier today….for those who love mixed media, this one’s going to make your little palette knife sing!

And by the way – have you shared this free class with your friends yet? They’ll thank you!

Make Gold Papers

While Ferro has a lot of applications and possibilities – I discovered it could solve my desire to have glittery papers on hand any time without having to have paper stacked up waiting to use – I can make just what I need with what’s in a little jar! Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Ferro comes in a variety of colors – I chose two of the most vintage colors, Old Gold for the reindeer, and Amber Gold for the sentiment – which is a little more orangey. I just love how they look together, and in combination with the pretty reindeer and sentiment dies from Impression Obsession, I liked how this one worked out!

Sandy Allnock Go for the Gold Make Gold Papers Ferro

The Deco Sheets by Tim Holtz are a nice quick solution to the desire for glitter paper. They’re thin, adhesive-backed, and come in a mixed pack of colors. I found them pretty easy to work with, and was glad to find 4 gold and 4 silver sheets in the pack.

Sandy Allnock Go for the Gold Deco Sheets

The American Crafts POW Glitter Cardstock comes in two-packs of 12×12 sheets. The cardstock itself is pretty thick; I wish I’d known how tough it was going to be to diecut such a delicate die, oops! But you can learn from my mistake, and just use a simpler die. One like this would be much better. And know that this paper “leaks” – just a little bit. Not bad, but if you don’t like ANY glitter to come out, stay away from this one.Sandy Allnock Go for the Gold AC Glitter CS


I’ll be at a watercolor class with the amazing Anna Mason today – we’ll be painting THIS it really a beginner class like they say?? –  so I’m not sure what the scope schedule might be. But listen for that little sound!


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