Gold Foil Doily Art : Easy Art Work

INSIDE : Learn how to create the most gorgeous artwork out of a Doily!! See how Gold Foil Doily Art should definitely be hanging in your home today.

DIY Gold Foil Doily

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I have had such a fun time creating all kinds of different and new art work!  So far, I have made

Are you loving these monthly Easy Art posts as much as I am?!  Throughout the month, I find myself thinking about what fun art work I can make and share.  Each month I am so excited but this month might be one of my favorite pieces of art to date.  Today, I am sharing how to make this stunningly simple Gold Foil Doily Art.

What are the Supplies for the Gold Foil Doily Art?

Medium sized Doily
Sponge Brush
Gold Leaf, 18 Sheet Pack
Metal Leaf Adhesive 
Sheet of paper

Gold Foil Doily Art supplies

How do you make art with Doilies?

First, lightly draw a square with a pencil on your paper to help denote the area you are working within.  Place your doily in one of the corners of that artwork area.

Next, get out your Metal Leaf Adhesive.

Apply a generous layer over the doily corner.  (I highlighted in peach the area I applied my adhesive.)  Note: Do not go over and over attempting to get a smooth coat.  It’s better to apply nice and thick and then immediately remove the doily.

Last, set your sheet of gold foil over the adhesive and allow to dry per the directions on your adhesive.

After the adhesive has adequately dried, I used a clean (and dry) sponge brush to wipe away the excess gold foil.

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The result is this lovely doily art print.

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I made two of these prints and framed them in white rectangular frames I had bought a few years ago from Target.

Gold Foil Doily Art,

Check out some of my favorite Gold Foil supplies:

Gold Doily Art

I love the simplicity of these Gold Foil Doily Art!  Now my mind is burst with ideas of all the things I could use in a similar stamping gold foil process.  Do you see why this is my favorite Easy Art Work post to date?


If you are looking for more Easy DIY Artwork, you might want to check out these simple tutorials I put together for other paintings.


Interested in my other 12 Months of Martha projects?

And you might like these other Gold Foil Projects I’ve done!

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  1. Beautiful and creative, as always! I wanted to let you know that I’m featuring this post tonight at the Create & Share Link Party (7:00 PM MST)! Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to see what you share with us this week. 🙂

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Aw, thanks girl! I always love your party!

  2. This is stunning, Amy! I love doilies. This gave me an idea for my own project. Thank you for the inspiration!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Oh yay, so glad to be an inspiration for another idea!! Good luck.

  3. Wow I really love this! It caught my eye right away since I’m a huge fan of everything gold! (pair it with white and I’m happy!) Pinning it for sure!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks, Ntina! I had such fun making these, too.

  4. I love this. My dd wants to redo her room and this is her color story. I think we’ll have to try this.

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Ah, how fun! You’ll have to send me pictures how it turns out.

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks, Laurel!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Yes, it’s hard to tell at first but that gold foil really gives it some sparkle!

  5. How cute! I need to get full gold foil sheets. I only have it in pieces and it’s a nightmare to work with

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Oh yes, Tan! The options are endless with the full sheets!!

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