Sunday, 21 July 2013

Imitation gold and silver leaf

We made a few painted wooden items this weekend and experimented with using imitation gold and silver leaf on them. It is a bit messy to use but creates an interesting finish.

First up, Jasmine decorated a mirror.

Step 1: Give wooden surface a coat or two of paint (paint needs to be suitable for wood).

Step 2: Once paint is dry, apply a layer of mod podge with a paint brush.

Step 3: Sprinkle gold and silver leaf over the painted wood.

Step 4: Paint over the leaf with another coat of mod podge.

Step 5: Leave the mod podge to dry. It is likely you'll need to give the mirror a good clean.

Alex made a little money box.

He also made a robot. This was something Alex started a while ago as part of our hammer, nail and wood projects which we talked about here. Up until now the robot was very plain.

He looks much funkier with some paint. Alex decided against using any gold and silver leaf on his robot for now.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice! Thanks for sharing at my Pin Me Linky Party!