Artwork brings such life and interest to a room, but unfortunately our current budget doesn’t leave much room for starting a collection of my own. So until we reach that point, I’ve decided to tap into my “inner artist” to add some interest to our walls.
I’ve had some old canvases for awhile, but haven’t had the courage to try my hand at painting yet (am I the only one completely intimidated by a blank canvas?) So I thought a gold leaf project would be a great place to start!
After allowing the size to dry for 20 minutes, I began laying the gold leaf on the canvas. The gold leaf sheets can be difficult to handle because they are so thin and delicate. It takes a little practice, but with a project like this it isn’t necessary that all the sheets lie completely flat. It’s art, so it doesn’t have to be perfect!
I love how simple and fun this project was, and I can see creating a whole collection of these gold canvases!