Friday, August 14, 2015

Using Gold Leaf with Stencils

Gold leafing is more versatile than you think! While it is great for frames and covering whole objects, you can also use it with stencils. 

For this project you will need: 
1) Spray adhesive
2) A stencil
3) Gold leaf
4) Wood Panel

Place your stencil over the wood panel and spray it thoroughly with adhesive (be sure to do this outside or in a well-ventilated area). Carefully remove the stencil from the wood. 

Place a sheet of gold leaf over your wood panel. Let the leaf rest on there for about two minutes. Use your index finger to gently rub away the bits of leaf that are not adhered to the wood. 

The resulting look will be a little distressed, textured, and very gold. For a more contrasted version you can always paint the wood before hand or use silver or copper leaf!

Use the left over flakes to make a glittery snow globe or put them in a miniature bottle and make a necklace!

Happy leafing!