September 15, 2011

Silver Leafing

Since my last tutorial I have a lot of silver leaf left and wanted to do something with it. So I took one of my elephants and decided to revive the lil buddy :) This project was easy but a little time consuming. The silver leaf is like glitter it gets everywhere and sticks. But all in all I like the way it turned out. If you wanted to silver leaf an object here is what you will need....

- An object to cover
- Silver leaf sheets
- Spray paint (optional) 
- Gloss Mod Podge
- Paint Brush

First I took my elephant bank and spray painted it silver. Just in case some of the yellow showed through the leaf (this is optional). 

After the object was dry I painted a thin layer of Mod Podge in sections on the elephant and applied the silver leaf gently. 

Once this was dry I added a complete coat of Mod Podge around the entire elephant to seal everything in. Then I waited patiently until it dried. Its that simple :)


  1. That's cool!! I must try this! Thanks, Elise! Hope all is well over there. Aloha from HI! =)

  2. Thanks! I hope your having fun in Hawaii. It looks like you had a long journey.