Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Gold Leaf...not leaves


Okay so I went to an estate sale and got a bunch of gold leaf. I thought to myself "What the HELL am I going to do with this?"

I'll admit it, it intimidated me. Why? I don't know. Too foo foo I guess.

I had a bunch of tarnished puffy silver hearts that I knew I would never clean and so I decided to try the gold leaf out on them. Oh my, they turned out so cool!


So what the HELL do you think?

3 comments:

burgundybelle said...

The hearts look great. What did you use for adhesive?

Mary's Madness said...

Thank you! The picture doesn't do them justice at all.

They are really cool. I used the Mona Lisa (?) brand adhesive and then used the same brand of sealer. I put the sealer on about 3 times. I haven't "exposed them to the elements" yet to see how they hold up. But I think they will do well. I'm trying it on some other items and they will have wire directly on the leaf so I will report how well they do. Thanks so much for asking. Let me know if you try something different with the gold leaf.

lisavollrath said...

Since I just got to fondle one of these in person, I can honestly say they look AWESOME! I have a new love for variegated leaf.