I just saw this cool DIY on Honestly WTF, so i thought i would share it... just in case some of you do not follow Honestly WTF... if you don't...i would suggest you start now!
* imitation gold leaf sheet
* non toxic liquid adhesive
* a foam brush
Start by cutting the sheet of gold leaf into half inch strips. Use scotch tape to tape off an area of the skin.
The gold leaf will not adhere to anything without an adhesive agent so an application of spirit gum is necessary. Apply a coat of spirit gum. (Spirit gum, which is normally used for affixing wigs and fake mustaches, is a great non-toxic solution and can be found at most speciality stage makeup stores orRicky’s in New York.) With a foam brush, dap the spirit gum until it becomes tacky. (not exactly sure what the Australian equivalent would be?)
Pick up a strip of gold leaf and press the gold side onto the tacky area with pressure. Remove the strip and repeat the steps until the whole area is covered.
Remove the tape and use your fingers to smooth out any loose flakes. The gold leaf should stay on for at least 8-10 hours. Spirit gum remover or rubbing alcohol can be used to remove it if necessary.