We had so much fun with the gold leaf pencils last week that I’m sharing another gold leaf tutorial today. The best part about this project is that the surface is large and easy to apply the gold leaf to; this took only about 5 minutes to make once the adhesive was on and dry. I love how it turned out, I think it might be my new favorite vase!
Keep reading to see how to make it…
Photography and styling by Liz Stanley. Assisted by Sara Albers
1. Coat about 1/3rd of the bottom half of the vase with the gold leaf adhesive and let sit until sticky and mostly dry.
2. Rip pieces of the gold foil and apply gently with a thin brush and your fingers. You want the edge to be rough and textured so no perfectionism needed here, luckily. I’m horrible at doing things perfectly.
3. Brush off excess pieces with a dry brush and spray with the gold leaf sealer
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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 >>>