About a year ago my husband and I went to a print sale up at Utah State, and bought this cute little print. Since we didn’t have a whole lot of money, we decided to buy a cheap floating frame like this one to display it.
Since I’ve always wanted to experiment with Liquid Leaf, I thought the gold leaf look might brighten up the frame a bit, and make it a little more fun!
liquid leaf in classic gold
a smallish paint brush
turpentine (for cleaning)
I began by putting some paper towels down to protect my desk, and painted 2-3 layers on each of the plastic pieces. Be sure to be careful in the application of your liquid leaf, because it has some harmful chemicals in it that can cause irritation. To clean your brush or any liquid leaf on the hands, use turpentine. Soap and water just didn’t cut it for me.
I waited about a day for them to fully dry and cure before reassembling the frame. And, Voila!
I really like how it brightened up the print, and made it look more modern! I think I may use my liquid leaf on some more projects, because it was a cheap and easy way to make something look more expensive.
Here is a side-by-side comparison of the before and after:
What do you think?