For months, I have been wanting to order one of these gold leafing pens that Jenny from Little Green Notebook is always talking about. Since I have lots of old frames that need updating, I decided that there was no time like the present, especially since they are so cheap. I first experimented with some old mirrors that are cute but not my favorite, just in case I didn’t like the effect. The idea is to basically paint the surface of whatever you would like to golden like a marker. What Jenny didn’t mention is that it’s actually kind of difficult to keep the strokes even and not jacked up looking, particularly if you don’t have a steady hand (like me). I only went over them twice and kind of think they need a third coat in order to get the shiny look that I’m going for. To be honest, they may have been better in black. That’s what experimenting is for though, right? I’m gonna try a third coat to see if it ups the shininess factor and makes me a little happier with them.
What do you guys think, better in gold or black?