Gilding Flakes with Stencils

I love finding ways to use products I already have with stencils. Foiling with stencils is one of my favorite things to do, but another great way to add shine and interest to your stenciled areas is with gilding flakes. Gilding flakes come in so many fun colors and varieties and they’re super easy to use! Be sure to watch the video below for all the details on how easy it is to gild with your stencils!

Some supplies used in the video tutorial were sent to me free of charge for design purposes. I only ever design for companies I can stand behind 100%. If you would like to see who I currently or have previously designed for you can head HERE.


Gilding flakes are beautiful and easy to use, but they can be a mess! I have a few tips and tricks that I like to use to keep control of the mess. First, no ceiling fans, fans, open windows, or heavy breathing allowed! If I ever feel the need to sneeze, I step away from the gilding flakes. These can move with the slightest bit of air, so just keep that in mind and be aware!

Gilding Flakes with Stencils

Also, while I’m working with gilding flakes, I like to work in a shallow box. This not only keeps the mess contains, but it also makes reusing the flakes super easy! You can return any flakes that don’t stick to your project right back into the jar for furture use.

Leaf Collection Stencils with Gilding Flakes

Inevitably, some gilding flakes will end up on your work surface. I like to keep a sticky lint/pet hair roller in my craft room to clean these up. Just like with embossing powder and glitter, this cheap little tool is a lifesaver with clean up!! You can watch my Deal With It video that is all about this tip HERE.

Fir Branch Stencil with Distressed  Gilding Flakes

Using different products with your stencils is super easy, as long as you have the right mediums. One of my favorites, that I used in today’s tutorial, is the Tacky-When-Dry Gel Medium from TCW. I will leave a few more instances where I’ve used this medium below!

If you are interested in any of the supplies I used today, I’ve listed and linked them all down below! Until next time, happy crafting!!


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