Tuesday, March 18, 2014 3:52 PM EST
I love a touch of gold in any space so I combined my love of typography with gold leaf to create this one of a kind art piece. Gold leaf lends a delicate touch to artwork, and it’s a lot easier to work with than you’d think!
White card stock
Gold leaf adhesive pen
STEP 1: Print out the phrase you would like in a thick font.
STEP 2: Lay the white card stock on top of the print out and trace the words lightly with a pencil.
STEP 3: Apply a very thin coat of the gold leaf adhesive over the pencil marks and filling in your letters. Wherever you apply the adhesive is where the gold leaf will stick. Follow the instructions on your adhesive for the amount of time you need to allow it to sit. Mine sat for five minutes.
STEP 4: Pick up the gold leaf from the paper backing side and apply it gold leaf side face down onto the canvas where you applied the adhesive. Use a clean and foam brush to help it stick. Brush off any excess gold leaf.
STEP 5: Repeat steps three and four until your letters are covered to your liking. Keep in mind it’s supposed to look a little distressed with slight imperfections.