Gold Foil Placemats

Well, it’s official.  I’m in love with gold foil in a big way.  After making my gold foiled leather glass cuffs, I knew I was in love and I knew I need to try other materials to gold foil.  Today I am so excited to share how to Gold Foil Placemats. Gold Foil Placemat,

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*Burlap Placemat *Gold Leaf, 18 Sheet Pack *Metal Leaf Adhesive Wine Cork Green Acrylic Paint Sponge Brush

Gold Foil Placemat supplies Start by painting a basic rectangle shape with your green paint.  I wanted mine to have a messy look, so I purposely painted it the way I did. Gold Placemat paint Allow to fully dry.  Then, I poured a small amount of the metal adhesive onto a plate and used a wine cork to create my polka dots. Gold Placemat glue All the adhesive to become tacky, as per the directions on the bottle.  Then, place your gold foil ontop. Since my surface was not a clean smooth surface, brushing away the excess gold foil was a bit more of a task that typically.  It kept getting stuck in the burlap crevices, but all in all it wasn’t too bad. Gold Foil Placemat steps Then, using a dark gray paint, I added a few crosses and painted on the word ‘menu’. Gold Foil Placemat setting, Gold Foil Placemats flower, I could not be more pleased with how these turned out! Gold Foil Placemat flower, I was inspired by my friend, Brynne, at The Gathered Home.  I participated in a knock off series over the summer with her and she applied Gold Leafing to a pillow… genius.  And got me to thinking… maybe some day I will try gold foil and maybe I will try it on fabric.  Fast forward 6+ months and here I am! Gold Foil Placemat close up,   I had just hosted a girl’s dinner club at my home a few days prior to making these… so now I will have to have another party so I can use these beauties! Gold Placemat,   Have you tried gold leafing something unusual?  I’ve got leather and burlap covered… I need more ideas, so pass them along! And if you liked this project, you might like these other Gold Foil Projects I’ve done!  

31 thoughts on “Gold Foil Placemats

    1. Hm… interesting. It doesn’t sound like it’s a fabric problem, but maybe a adhesive problem. Did you wait long enough for the adhesive material to get tacky? Sometimes I get impatient and it’s not fully sticky yet.

  1. You are so creative. Love the colors you chose.I adore this project! I’d be thrilled if you shared it at the Creative Ways party. Hope to see you there!

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