I've been wanting to try my hand at gilding for quite some time now, but it has always seemed a bit daunting. Then I came across this simple tutorial from Vitamini Handmade, which has me thinking differently.
So what exactly spurred my change of heart? One photo that introduced me to a nifty little kit on the market, the Speedball Metal Leaf Kit. Kits are great because they take the guesswork out of finding the right materials or tools for a project, which can be just as time consuming as the task itself! This kit is perfect for more intricate designs, although I wouldn't choose it if I was going for a gold-leaf chair. But really, who doesn't love a good kit?!
Casey used her kit to spruce up inexpensive white ceramic bowls with confetti dots, but you could use and vary this technique for a multitude of home accessories. As long as you keep in mind that once completed they won't be food or dishwasher safe, the possibilities are endless. Dishes for catchalls or decorative wall hangings, lamp bases, vases, trays, picture frames, votive holders, rocks, even light switch covers. What else can you come up with?
For the easy tutorial, head over to Casey's blog, Vitamini Handmade.
(Images: Vitamini Handmade)