Bought a wood-burning pen with some various tips and a booklet of silver leaf for under $20 at Hobby Lobby last Friday...but I couldn't get the stamping process to work out for me
I think either my pen gets too hot, or the silver leaf doesn't work the same as gold...becuase every time I touched the tip to the leaf, it would immediately burn straight through into the plastic and not leave any silver behind. Ted, you have any problems like that when you first started testing it out? I'm gonna pick up some gold leaf and try some more this week, maybe unplug the pen and let it cool for minute before using.
One cool thing that did work out with at least a little success was using a broad/flat tip to apply a plane of silver leaf, instead of just stippling/dots. I used 2 layers of leaf under 4 layers of alluminum foil - then moved the flat tip (about the size of a pencil eraser) lightly in small circles around a 1" square area...and almost the entire area came out solid silver! There were a few small spots where it didn't take, and the edges rubbed off a little...but I think it could improve with a little work. I never knew exactly what part would stick until I pulled the foil up, so I couldn't make any designs...maybe your resist technique woudl work with this method, but I think my pen would melt any hot glue on the disc
ps - first plastic I tested was DX, which didn't seem to work very well for me...the "planar" application method was tested on Millennium (1.16 Polaris LS to be specific)
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