I thought it would be kind of fun to play with silver leaf and handwriting and make a metallic script canvas.
It kind of give a new,modern twist on ye old gold leafing, which I love. And this technique would be a great way to get a custom lettered look for a wedding or party.
It’s easy and fun. You just need
-a quote or saying
-Leafing glue/adhesive sometimes called sizing
Start with writing out your saying on a canvas. I like to use water color pencils so if I mess up, it just kind of blends in.
After you have your script written out, use a paint brush to dip in the adhesive and follow the letters,making sure to dot your “I’s” and cross your “T’s”.
The adhesive needs to cure about 30-45 minutes. That’s what makes it tacky so the leafing sticks.
Once it’s tacky, press your super thin sheets of leafing onto it.
Do your entire surface, then over a trash can, use your soft brush with firm pressure to brush away any loose leafing.
once you have your excess leafing removed, your metallic quote is done!!!
This would be really pretty as a monogram.
It’s that pretty, the way it shines in the light? It has great shimmer!
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