Did you know that you can use gold leafing with decoupage medium? Make a gold leaf planter using acrylic paint and Mod Podge. SO easy!
Hello there, fellow Mod Podgers! It's Linda here, from burlap+blue, and I'm thrilled to be here today sharing another tutorial for these awesome succulent planters.
It's getting close to spring (yay!), so I combined some of my favorite spring colors with my favorite plants (anyone else out there LOVE succulents like I do?) and created these gold foil, decoupage planters!
These look great on the desk in my craft room, and succulents are low-maintenance enough that anyone can keep them alive! Want to create something similar? Here's the easy how-to. . . .
Gold Leaf Planter
- Mod Podge Gloss
- gilding sheets
- foam brush
- craft paint
Step 2: This next step requires a bit of patience, but is well worth it in the end! I know that there are special tools and products out there for gilding projects, but I love using what I have on hand.
I found that Mod Podge is a great complement to gilding sheets if you want that shiny, metallic effect that is so popular right now!
First, put your Mod Podge on your planter using your foam brush. Lay your gilding sheet on top of your Mod Podge, press firmly, and let dry (30 minutes or so).
Carefully remove your gilding sheet, brush off the excess gilding material, and, if desired, seal with a clear acrylic sealer to set. I love the rustic edges and abstract shapes . . . but you can make yours have cleaner edges if you desire!