gold leafed cocktail glasses

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I’m in the process of sketching out ideas for a styled shoot with lots of gold. To get into the gilded spirit, I’ve been gold-leafing most anything that will hold still. I had the most fun with these gold leaf glasses. They’re super-simple and can be crafted with a loose hand.

gold leafed diy glasses by kelli hall

I started with these basic double old fashioned glasses from crate and barrel and a gold-leafing kit by speedball. I simply applied the kit’s adhesive like paint (in loose brush strokes) and allowed it to set for about 10 minutes. After the glue is tacky, I pressed a sheet of gold leaf on top of the adhesive, and brushed away loose pieces with a dry, soft paint brush. And that’s it! After I added gold leaf to all the glasses, I coated them with a sealer to help keep the gold from tarnishing.

diy gold leafed glasses by kelli hall

Keep your brushstrokes loose and messy for an imperfect look.

diy gold leafed glasses by kelli hall

 
July 7, 2014
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