Gold Foil Brushstroke Clutch

INSIDE : Learn how to create a gorgeous Gold Foil Brushstroke Clutch to enjoy on your next evening out!

Gold Leaf Brushstroke Clutch

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I love clutch purses.  I don’t know about you, but for a fun evening on the town whether it be a night with the girls or a date night with the hubs, I love bringing a cute little clutch for the occasion.  However, I even more than clutch purses, I love DIYing clutch purses.  

You might remember this fun tribal stamped one I made earlier this year.  Today, I am excited to share new favorite my Gold Foil Brushstroke Clutch.

What supplies do I need to make a Brushstroke Clutch?

Faux Leather Clutch (these 3 are similar 1, 2, 3)
Gold Leaf, 18 Sheet Pack
Metal Leaf Adhesive
Brush for glue
Soft Bristle brush for removing gold foil

Gold Leaf Brushstroke Clutch supplies

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How to make a Brushstroke Clutch:

First, be sure to lay the purse out flat and squeeze a small amount of Metal Leaf Adhesive across the purse.  Then use your glue brush in an upward motion to mimic the brushstroke pattern.

Allow the adhesive to dry as per the directions.  As it dries, it will become tacky.  Once the adhesive becomes tacky, gently place your Gold Leaf on the clutch.  Using your soft brush, gently brush away the excess gold leaf.

Gold Leaf Brushstroke Clutch steps
Gold Brushstroke Clutch

I love how the gold leaf really picks up on the gold zipper and leather tassel pull.

DIY Brushstroke Clutch

Gold Brushstroke Clutch

And did you see how many other colors are available of this faux leather clutch?? So many good colors options!!! I’m so tempted to get more and make them as gifts.  Could you even imagine how stunning a black purse with gold foil brushstrokes would look!

Check out my very favorite Gold Foil supplies :

DIY Gold Brushstroke Clutch,

If you liked this gold foil project, you might like these other FOUR that I’ve done.  I have a gold foil problem, admittedly.


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Gold Foiled Vase

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Gold Foiled Brushstroke Clutch

Gold Leaf Brushstroke Clutch,



  1. Visiting from Tip Me Tuesday. I love how your clutch turned out. So pretty! I have not tried any gold foil projects, figuring they would be difficult. I might have to pick up some supplies and try it.

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Jen! So, the actual foil is kind of fragile to hold but otherwise it’s pretty easy and so pretty to work with. You should definitely give it a try.

      1. Hi! Did you seal the gold spots with anything? Thanks!

        1. delineateyourdwelling says:

          No, I didn’t. The clutch is quite a few years old now and it is still going strong! Good question. 😉

  2. This is so stylish and cute. I love gold foil diy projects!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks Andrea! Gold foil all the way!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Yay, you will not regret it. Gold foil is the best!

  3. I bought that clutch from Old Navy with the thoughts that it was the perfect blank canvas for a DIY. Then it sat in my closet. Untouched. Now I can get that sucker out and gold foil the SH** out of it!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Ha! That’s awesome, DIY minds think alike.

  4. Super cute idea, Amy! Does the gold foil seem to be holding up with use?

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks Kelly! I’ll be honest, I made it last night so I’ve not even had it completed for a day yet. Ha, I’ll let you know how it holds up after I use it a few times. =)

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks so much, PJ. =)

  5. I absolutely love that you added your own personal style and personality to a clutch. I’m going to have to look at my clutches and see if there are any that I can DIY or I might just have to go thrifting for one!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Yes, you must! Makes them fun conversation pieces, too!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      I know… I kept just not feeling it with the paint. I couldn’t decide colors and when all else fails – GOLD FOIL! Ha.

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