GOLD LEAFING TIPS


I have found a new love that I must share….

I love the 18K gold leafing pen by Krylon. I found mine at Hobby Lobby and I have almost used up the whole thing. I use it to sign art work but I just discovered that I love it on furniture too! If you have detail on a piece that is minimal, and needs a punch of french flair, try this! It’s just paint. If you hate it you can paint right over it. I used it on the detail of this mirror…………

as well as the details on this buffet.


 
The results are worth a lot more than the 7.00 pen.

 
Have you used this before? If you have, tell me what you did with it! I could use some more ideas.

 

 

Comments

  1. Katie says:

    What a great idea–thanks for sharing!

  2. Katie says:

    What a great idea–thanks for sharing!

  3. Chrissie says:

    I love that look! I think I will try it. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Chrissie says:

    I love that look! I think I will try it. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. HI Kelli,

    Yes I too found this product about 2 years ago, and used it on a piece of furniture I rescued from wood rot! You wouldnt know by looking at it now, with all its fancy shmancy gold detailing. I dont have a good steady hand at detail work and found this pen incredible to use!
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  6. HI Kelli,

    Yes I too found this product about 2 years ago, and used it on a piece of furniture I rescued from wood rot! You wouldnt know by looking at it now, with all its fancy shmancy gold detailing. I dont have a good steady hand at detail work and found this pen incredible to use!
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  7. I love it and I love how you applied it on that piece of
    furniture ~ it looks beautiful !!

  8. I love it and I love how you applied it on that piece of
    furniture ~ it looks beautiful !!

  9. Mona Kay says:

    Oh…my…GOSH!!! I may not sleep for days because I'm going to be running around gold-leaf-ing everything in my house!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us, I'm goin to get a couple right away!

  10. Mona Kay says:

    Oh…my…GOSH!!! I may not sleep for days because I'm going to be running around gold-leaf-ing everything in my house!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us, I'm goin to get a couple right away!

  11. I love this pen and have been using it for years. As a decorative painter I use it on all the ornaments I paint, edges of boxes, molding, routed edges on plaques, outline a faux mat on a canvas – there are so many things this works well on. And it comes in silver also which looks wonderful with blues. Caution – you will go a little nuts when you first get your pen – gold leafing everything!!
    Brenda

  12. I love this pen and have been using it for years. As a decorative painter I use it on all the ornaments I paint, edges of boxes, molding, routed edges on plaques, outline a faux mat on a canvas – there are so many things this works well on. And it comes in silver also which looks wonderful with blues. Caution – you will go a little nuts when you first get your pen – gold leafing everything!!
    Brenda

  13. SueAnn says:

    I have used it and I love it too!! It gives that little touch of bling that all artwork needs at some point!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  14. SueAnn says:

    I have used it and I love it too!! It gives that little touch of bling that all artwork needs at some point!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  15. Kristin says:

    I saw this yesterday in Hobby Lobby and almost picked one up! Now I guess I'll have to!

  16. Kristin says:

    I saw this yesterday in Hobby Lobby and almost picked one up! Now I guess I'll have to!