DIY Gold Leaf Monogram Art

Today we have fun tutorial from my contributor, Brittany! She is constantly coming up with great projects on her blog, brittanyMakes. I LOVE her latest DIY project and I think you will to! 
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  Hey friends! Today I’m going to share with you a very simple art project
that will definitely add a little bling to your home.  This project is
twist on traditional art, we’re going to use sheets of gold foil and
school glue to get that custom, shiny, gorgeous look of gold with some
pure satisfaction of creating the piece yourself. 

Here are the supplies you need:

First, stencil out your letter or shape of choice.  Using a paint brush, fill the shape with a light coat of school glue.

Next, cover the letter with one layer of gold foil.  Let
the whole thing dry for a couple hours, you want the glue completely dry
before brushing away the excess.  Once the glue is dry, take a soft
artist brush and gently brush away the excess gold foil.  You’ll be
surprised how easily the foil will just fall from the edge of the
letter.   This is the moment when you grab your broom or vacuum, because
you’ll need it to pick up all the gorgeous gold foil dust!  Or you can
do as I do and let your dogs sniff the gold leaf as it falls from the
paper, they end up with gold bits stuck to their noses (it’s so cute!)

Lastly, trim and frame your masterpiece and display in your favorite
spot – in your kitchen, on your mantel, or at your desk! You obviously
aren’t limited to one letter with this project, try spelling out words
like “LOVE” or “HOME”, or drawing a large object such as a big heart.

Thank you again Kirsten for sharing this project.  Enjoy!
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Hi! I’m Brittany from the blog brittanyMakes, where I journal my adventures in DIY projects ranging from everyday home decor to handmade jewelry, from tips in photography to stories of bulldogs, and everything else in-between.   I am a fierce accountant by day and a zealous DIYer by night.  I spend my time balancing my love for home decor and design with the everyday responsibilities of my corporate day job.  My main mission is to inspire my readers to do what they love, take risks, and above all, to exercise their creative muscles!


13 Responses to DIY Gold Leaf Monogram Art

  1. Kathy (Pearls in Paradise) Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    I would love to make this cute project. Thanks for the inspiration! Pinning!

  2. Tiffany Leigh Interior Design Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    This is pretty! I might try it with my gold leaf pen for ease. xo

  3. Danielle Oakey Interiors Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    Love this! I actually just specified something similar for a client, but much more expensive! I'll definitely have to see if she is willing to give a DIY a try!

    • Anonymous Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

      I think I saw that! Was it one king's lane? I actually thought this would work for animals or other shapes too! Whatever you can find a stencil for 🙂

  4. Heather J Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    Ooh I like this! Thanks.

  5. Julia Konya Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    Simple and elegant! Love it!

  6. Chaney @ May Richer Fuller Be Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    Oh man, I'm obsessed with ampersands! I painted a similar one (but in turquoise) for our gallery wall a couple of months ago. Love it. This one is gorgeous with the gold leaf! (

  7. Caitlin @ Desert Domicile Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    Awesome idea! Pinning!

  8. Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 2:52 am #

    Beautiful! I've seen a couple projects with the gold foil now and I'm itching to try it! Thanks so much for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  9. Andrea {lifelovelarson} Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    Do you think this project would work with a piece of darker cardstock, pink for example??

  10. webcreations Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 7:30 am #

    Gorgeous card yet again Theresa, love your posts you are a true crater, taking a piece of card a stamp and a few stamp pads to make works of art.
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  11. SHAUN PAUL Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 6:57 am #

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  12. Michelle Friday, March 14, 2014 at 3:10 am #

    This post has been the most helpful of all the posts I've been searching for DIY gold foil! Thank you so so so much for sharing!

    Michelle (@curlygirlmimi)