Creations, Gold Leaf Glasses

gold leaf glasses

 

Sometimes you need a little *sparkle* and excitement in your life

 

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Gold Leaf is fun to play with because you can’t quite control it, you just have to go with the flow

 

 

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I used Mod Podge to attach it and seal it to the glasses…

 

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There are other methods, and techniques, but  I was too lazy to go buy the gold leaf sealer  this was easy and worked for me

 

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The gold leaf sheets are delicate so abstract placement is best

Don’t worry if it tears or wrinkles, it’s all part of the charm

 

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Once it’s in place, paint a protective coating of Mod Podge over it, very gently, as it can still move and tear

 

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I exaggerated the method just so you could see how important it is to seal those edges…

{Nawwww, not really, I totally thought it would come right off and it doesn’t so, be as tight as you can on those edges, less to clean up later}

 

gold leaf goblets

 

Once Mod Podge has cured take a sharp exacto knife and scrape off the excess Mod Podge

Yes, it’s a little bit of a pain, but if you use the tip and cut along the edge of the gold leaf, then go back and use the long flat edge of knife, you can remove excess Mod Podge in large pieces.  You can also try using mineral spirits

 

gold leaf wine glasses on a bejeweled tray

 

They still seemed a little unfinished to me so I added some dots around the base and scattered above the gold leaf, with gold acrylic paint

 

gold leaf glasses with dot trim

 

You can hand wash these by swirling the insides with soapy water and gently rinsing, just don’t soak

 

golden goblets with dots

 

Experiment on a small jar or inexpensive glass first to get a feel for it, and test to make sure it’s sealed and waterproof

 

golden goblets

 

I purchased the gold leaf sheets at my local art supply store

 

gold leaf and dot goblets

 

Perfect for the holidays!

Juicy Details

You can find gold leaf supplies at the following on line sources:

Gold Leaf supplies

Mona Lisa Gold Leaf kit

Golf Leaf Medium [sealer]

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17 Responses to “Creations, Gold Leaf Glasses”
  1. Happy Thanksgiving…gorgeous gold glasses for the holidays.

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  2. Lynn says:

    A little glitz and bling is always a good thing! Happy Thanksgiving Jenna-enjoy:@)

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  3. Judy says:

    love love this idea….

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  4. Mary says:

    Love your gold leaf glasses Jenna! Wishing you and your family a Happy Coastal Thanksgiving!

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  5. lulu says:

    I would never have thought of this. Happy, happy Thanksgiving, Jenna.

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  6. Jenna, I love the gold leaf, so creative! Happy Thanksgicing down on the beautiful Alanama coast!

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  7. I can’t type…Thanksgiving…Alabama

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  8. Sara says:

    Beautiful! I might have to try something similar with some gold leaf and silver leaf paint I have!

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  9. You were so right to apply the dots and the scattered gold paint. Isn’t it amazing how such small elements can really make a design perfect. Love the glasses. You have a great eye for the finishing touch.

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  10. JESS44903 says:

    These turned out so elegant like!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  11. Thanks so much for sharing over at Celebrate Your Story! Did you see Danielle, over at Storypiece.net featured them? These are so stunning! I have shared them at Twitter and Facebook and pinned them! I hope to see you at the party again this week!

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  12. Kim says:

    The splash of gold is really pretty and festive! Thanks for testing and teaching us how to make these. I like that these would be versatile for so many tables!

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