Who is with me on gold foil being one of the best things out there? I mean, as far as craft supplies go… gold foil is pretty amazing. I’ve used it on just a few projects, like here, here, here, here, here and here. It had been almost two weeks since I had added gold foil to something, so I knew it was time to break out another DIY using it. Today, I am sharing how SIMPLE it is to create a Striped Gold Foil Wooden Bowl!
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You could really create any pattern you would like for this project, but I decided to go for a simple stripe. And if you know me at all, there was absolutely no rulers or measuring involved. Rulers make me cringe, fyi.
So, at random I placed a nice fat piece of Martha Painter’s Tape to be my starting point. Then, using her super thin patterning tape, I just started creating the stripes. (If you don’t trust yourself to get fairly straight lines without a ruler, then you could place a then piece of tape. Then, place your next piece of tape and remove the first one. Removing every other piece will create even lines.)
Be patient, as you get to the curve of the bowl it takes time to keep a straight but “curved” line. Once all the tape has been installed, go over with your fingernail and make sure all the edges of the tape are pushed down tightly.
Next, apply the gold foil glue. Read the instructions on your glue for dry time, but it is essential to wait the appropriate amount of time. It will be tacky, but that is what you want.
Once the glue is nice and tacky, start applying your gold foil sheets. I simply covered the entire half of my bowl with gold foil sheets and there were only a few small spots here and there that escaped foil. It’s easy to add little bits here and there for complete coverage.
Once all my gold foil was adhered, I waited maybe another 15 minutes to really really make sure the glue was good and ready for me. I really wanted to get the straightest lines possible, as often gold foil projects result in a rough unsharp look. Then, I gingerly and slowly removed the tape.
I could not believe the outcome!
For using gold foil sheets and not just painting stripes with a paint pen or gold foil paint, I was so thrilled to see how great these lines turned out!
I’ve been trying to decide what to use this bowl for now that it has gone such a lovely transformation… but I don’t want to put anything in it to hide the gold stripes!!
My best idea is a fruit bowl because we go through a lot of fruit in our house… so maybe I’ll put this on our dining room table. Or maybe bigger jewelry? What do you think would be a good use for such a pretty bowl?
Looking for a few other gold foil projects? You might like some of these!