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clifpa

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Someone out there in Grumble Land has done this, I just know it. Since I wasn't able to come up with an answer that I could make work I'll ask my fellow americans...whoops...grumble'rs again...wink.

I have been all over the web looking for gold leaf paper or anything else that I can duplicate the 1/4" gold boader that is used on the White House 8 1/2 x 17 invitation stationary, even buying the exact stationary that is used.

I have just finished trying the, "Delta Renaissance Gold Leafing System" and it doesn't even get close.

Help, ideas?
 

Rick Granick

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Not sure if this is exactly what you have in mind, but Paper Direct Co. used to have some product that would create metallic accents on something printed on a laser printer. You would create your border in a graphics program, then print it on a laser printer onto your paper. Then reinsert that printed piece along with this sheet of transfer material and run the whole thing thru the laser printer again, allowing the heat to fuse the transfer onto the previously printed toner.
If you were planning on adding typed text to this, you may have to print that on an inkjet, as I don't know if the fancy border would take exposure to heat again.

My question is: What are you trying to forge?



:cool: Rick
 

clifpa

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Thanks Rick,

I did try Paper Direct Co and they didn't have anything, (anymore?)

I'm thinking about using one of those gold felt pens that we use for mouldings? I have one that is pretty beat up but it seems to almost work if I keep the lines width at 3/16" and use 811 tape for straight lines.

Maybe acrylic paint might work?

Thanks so much for you input!
 

gemsmom

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Would it work if you used gold size and real gold leaf? Seams to me you could mark of the area you want the lines with removable tape and apply the size. When the size is tacky enough, the gold leaf goes on. I have used gold leaf on mat bevels. Nothing looks as good as real gold. Maybe this is the look you want(?).
 

Framerguy

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Originally posted by Rick Granick:
My question is: What are you trying to forge?



:cool: Rick
Notice how discreetly Cliffie evaded your question, Rick??

Cliffie, you are really not suppposed to make up fake documents that appear to come out of the Oval Office! :eek:

This may be a longshot but we used to pinstripe vehicle bodies and one of the tools we used was a wheeled pinstriping applicator which applied any color of paint to the surface of a car body. It had a guide on it that would follow the contours of the side of a vehicle body and we also used some shades of gold paint that looked rich and "real gold" like. Maybe you could ferret out an old time bodyman that may have some of the tools of the trade that are no longer used and he could help you out. Some of the automotive paint systems should work without bleeding or you could use a metallic gold ink in the pinstriper.

You haven't left many clues as to what it is you want this stationery for so I am not sure if adding the paint to the paper would be the correct procedure if you needed something archival.

This also begs the question, does George W. know that you are playing around with his official stationery?? ;)

(f you really NEED some Whitehouse stationery, I will call GW and get some for you!) :eek: :cool: :eek:

Framerguy
 
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