Do you love monograms and letters of all kind? Last month, I shared with you a monogrammed vase, and I know I am a bit behind the decorating curve on this one, but I’m working on a letter and monogram wall for my home. I wanted to create a faux gold leaf look on my letter. It turns out that it is very easy and very inexpensive to create this look.
While researching how to make a metal look letter, I ran across this tutorial by Ucreate to make metallic letters. The only issue…I wanted gold letters! So I modified the technique to get me the gold look I wanted. You need modpodge, gold craft paint, a chip board letter, and aluminum foil.
I mixed mod podge with the gold paint at approximately a 2:1 ratio.
Then, paint a small area with the mod podge mixture, then press a small piece of foil on top of the mod podge. Press down and then paint mod podge on top of it.
Keep going painting and pressing the foil. Make sure and be consistent which side of the foil is showing. I wanted an old uneven look so I went with the dull side, but you could easily use the shiny side.
Once the letter is done, let it dry and then put another coat of the Mod Podge and paint mixture. Keep putting on layers of the mixture until you reach the color saturation that you want.
And that’s it!! Easy! I love how rustic this turned out.