Alternative to Gold Leaf?

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Carson Collins
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Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:04 am  

Actually, the fishing tackle store that sold the "Goldrite" Signature Strips has discontinued that product, and, so far as I have been able to discover, nobody manufactures it any more.

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Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:51 pm  

Hi Carson. :lol:
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Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:35 am  

It looks like you are still a sucker for the real deal, but I just use a Uniball gel impact gold pen, and it does the trick.

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Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:25 pm  

Sorry, Bucky, but there's absolutely no similarity in the effects that one can achieve with a "gel impact gold pen" and "Goldrite" strips or real traditional gold leaf. Anyone who has tried all three knows the difference, and its quite obvious. But, hey, if those so-called "gold" pens "do the trick" for you, that's all good; for you, anyhow. Not for me.

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Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:55 am  

It's been years since the original post, but if you are still looking for Goldrite Signature Strips, I have some. Let me know if you still want them. :D

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Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:29 pm  

Jane-G wrote:It's been years since the original post, but if you are still looking for Goldrite Signature Strips, I have some. Let me know if you still want them. :D


I was wondering if you have any of those strips left? I do alot of handmade greeting cards for charity and as a way of replenishing my supplies. I would love to try my hand at working with some of this gold material on my cards.

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Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:43 am  

Stamping foil that is used in the printing trade comes in a wide variety of colors and finishes. It is made to be applied to paper using heat and pressure. This would be done using a letter press.
For crafters, this foil can also be applied to things by using certain types of glue pens.
You just draw your image with the glue pen, let the glue dry and then lay a piece of foil over the image and gently rub . The foil material will adhere to the tacky glue surface and nowhere else. You pull the mylar foil backing away and are left with your image covered in foil. This works surprisingly well and can be done on lots of different surfaces.
The glue pens that work really well are called "Zig" pens. They lay down a clear bead of glue that has just the right tackiness when dry.
Getting the stamping foil might be a problem for you. You can go to a foil stamping and embossing shop and beg for scraps and they will possibly help you out. Ask for foil that has a very "loose release". It works the best.
You can buy foil from manufacturers (Crown Rolleaf, Kurz, Infinity, Great Western) but they have minimums. Some will send you samples for free.
The results you can achieve with this foil rival real gold leaf in some ways. Another nice thing is the wide array of color choices

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Mon Dec 26, 2022 8:06 pm  

It was applied by pressing the film against acrylic paint with any kind of tool, and it stuck even after the paint had been dry for a few days. When I was a rich fool in 1982, I bought a complete crate of the product and slowly consumed it all up. moto x3m

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