October 11, 2011


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!

You need:
* imitation gold leaf sheet
* tape
* non toxic liquid adhesive
* a foam brush

Step 1.
Start by cutting the sheet of gold leaf into half inch strips. Use scotch tape to tape off an area of the skin.

Step 2.
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?)

Step 3.
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.

Step 4.
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.


Arden said...

So cool, very Fendi SS12! LOVE! xx

welcome to my jungle said...

Wow...this looks amazing. Will definitely try it out. Thanks for sharing.



I love this! I saw a picture with it on a blog aaages ago and vowed I would get it tattooed on me one day when they make a decent metallic tattoo ink! Thanks for your comment lovely xx

DailyGlamour said...

Great job !


Tina.. said...

Such a brilliant idea!!!

Love your blog so I am following!
Follow back maybe???

The Annachrist said...

THIS IS SO WEIRD but I like it ;)

Gabrielle - I LIKE IT FAST said...

Ah, I totally love it!

Kristen Leotsakou said...

this is such a cool diy! can't wait to try it out myself :)

thea natalie said...

Amazing! Love the creativity.

Thea Natalie @ Creatures of Life x

Elin Sofia said...

How cool! that's nice

alannah. said...

Wow that is sooo cool! If only I had the time, patience & materials to pull it off!x


Mo & Ka said...

Amazing, so beautiful!

VIVIENNE said...

wow! too cool!! x

Mari said...

I love this but... what happens when you wash your hands? Doesn't it come off?