Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"Fun with Gold Leaf" Part II

More fun with gold leaf today: 
These are the slim envelopes of leaf.I love the way they look. The type, the glassine. Everything about them.  They have not been opened in decades! Next is a photo of  the paper left behind once the gold leaf has been removed and applied to something. I had a little disaster this evening. I got ambitious and attempted to gold leaf one of my Christmas tree candle sticks. I am going to sleep on it before deciding for certain but I fear this idea was not one of my best ideas! Maybe certain things should never, ever be gilded. 

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