Gold leafing is so gorgeous. It’s easy to do and it makes everyday objects special, like these colored pencils. A set of these would make for such a nice gift, maybe for Mothers Day or a friend who loves to write, doodle, or draw.
Keep reading to see our instructions…
Photography and styling by Liz Stanley. Crafting and assisting by Sara Albers
Step 1: Coat the pencil with the gold leaf adhesive once. Allow to dry 20-25 minutes so it gets tacky and dry.
Step 2: We found the best technique was to roll the pencil in a sheet of gold leaf on a flat surface. This will wrap a large part of the pencil.
Step 3: Use a dry paint brush to adhere the golf leaf in place.
Step 4: Tear of the ends
Step 5: Use tweezers to to pick up smaller pieces and adhere to the other areas of the pencil with a soft brush. Smooth with the brush once more to brush off debris.
Step 6: Spray with golf leaf sealer or varnish (polyurethane spray)
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband, son, and baby girl. This lifestyle site is a collection of pretty, creative, and budget-friendly ideas to Say Yes to a more crafty, stylish, and family-focused life. MORE >>>
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