DIY Home Décor – How to Gold Leaf

-Learn how to gold leaf and add sparkle to
your décor with this easy technique. Here’s what you’ll need: the object you’d like to
gold leaf. We’re using a vase, a top cloth, gold leaf adhesive, 2 foam brushes, gold leaf
sealer and sheets of gold or silver leaf. Prep the vase. Wipe off dust with the top
cloth. Apply a thin, even coat of adhesive with the foam brush. Let it sit for 30 minutes
or until the surface is tacky and the adhesive changes from white to clear. Carefully apply
gold leaf to the object’s surface with your fingers. Gently rub the gold leaf into place
with your finger or foam brush. Continue these steps until the surface is covered overlapping
sheets if necessary. When the entire surface is covered in gold leaf, use a foam brush
to remove excess flakes. To finish, seal the surface and let it dry for at least 5 hours.
You can gold leaf many ceramic, paper, glass and wood surfaces. Get ready to shine.

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