How to Make Gold Leaf Ceramic Baubles

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Go luxe this Christmas with gold leaf ceramic baubles! It doesn’t just have to be for artists; gold leaf can be used in your home decoration just as easily, and it works really well for adding a bit of metallic glam to your baubles. Once you get the hang of how to apply it, it’s a breeze, so don’t let the thought put you off – it’s achievable even for beginners!

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1. Paint the top half of the baubles (you should take the string out first).

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2. Now paint the bottom half of the baubles. Use an egg cup or similar to balance the bauble on to paint it. Repeat steps one and two until evenly coated.

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3. Paint the bottom half plus a bit more of a bauble with the gilding paste. Wait 10 to 15 minutes – you can rest the bauble on an egg cup.

4. Tip the gold flakes into a bowl and when the ten to fifteen minutes are up, dip the bauble into the gold flakes. Make sure that all the gilding past is covered. Use a soft brush to brush off the excess.

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5. Using a towel, rub the bauble quite hard to take off any small bits of gold that are sticking out and to shine the gold up a bit.

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6. If there are any obvious gaps that you want to fill in then just paint on a bit more gilding paste, wait the ten minutes and repeat step five.

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7. Tie the strings back onto the baubles.

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