If it’s gilded, I’m there! As the self-proclaimed CEO of all things gold, I’m excited to offer my guide to my favorite goldsmith supplies and how to get the most out of them.
After lots of detailed questions about all of our previous Gold projects, I thought it was time to put all my intelligence to good use and prepare a “Gold Stuff Transformation Guide!”
My craft cabinets are full of so many ways to turn things into gold that will make your head spin. So read on to find out our favorite gold craft supplies, how to use them, and where to get them.
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Our guide to gold craft supplies
So let’s get to the details!
For each type of goldsmithing supply below, I’ve included a quick overview of my favorite things about it.
You’ll also find a guide to what materials work best for me, my favorite brand, and any tips for creating a successful project.
Finally, you’ll see a few of our previous DIY projects in which we’ve used this special offering of Gold Crafts. I listen! xoxo
Literal presentation: liquid gilding
Liquid gilding It is one of my favorite gold craft supplies to apply with a brush.
It gives a lot of beautiful golden shine and color that stays true to the gold, rather than looking dull or tarnished.
I also love that it provides a soft, smooth finish and a professional-looking finished product.
Suitable for: plastic, rock, cement, metal, etc.
Not suitable for: porous materials such as wood, fabric, etc.
Our favorite brand: Martha Stewart liquid gilding
User tip: Do not touch it while drying, it will leave a textured fingerprint that is impossible to cover.
DIY gold marble pencil cup
DIY golden skulls
Gold dotted champagne glasses
Craft supply: gold paint pens
Gold paint pens A must have in your craft arsenal.
It allows you to apply gold oil paint in a very precise and controlled manner.
Gold paint pens are great for drawing patterns or designs on your craft projects.
Suitable for: plastic, rocks, cement, metal, natural objects (leaves, pumpkins), etc.
Not suitable for: Wood, fabric and other absorbent surfaces.
Our favorite brand: Sakura Pen Touch Paint Pens
User Tip: Keep some scrap paper nearby and swipe the nib on the scrap paper if it starts to write unevenly. Never dip the pen into your project or you may end up with a drop of ink.
DIY Gold Geo Pumpkins
Gold plated Easter eggs
Craft Supply: Iron on Foil
Iron on foil It is one of those craft supplies that makes you look like you seriously Know what to do.
Gold iron on foil results in t-shirts, sweaters, handbags, and artwork that look like they were bought from a fun store (they’ll never know you made them!).
Suitable for: cloth, cloth.
Not suitable for: hard surfaces.
Our favorite brand: Firefly Kraft Heat Transfer Foil
USER TIP: Make sure you have an iron that gets nice and hot so these stick well.
Gold foil brushed table runner
DIY iron on gold heart shirt
DIY gold foil cocktail napkins
Literal presentation: gold leaf
Gold leaves It was my introduction to goldsmithing supplies, and is still the one I use most often!
It adds a fun, cheerful, and uplifting atmosphere to almost any DIY project. Once you get the hang of it, it’s very easy to play with, with a big reward at the end.
Suitable for: fabric, hard surfaces, leather, cardboard, paper, wood, plaster, etc.
Not good for: Fabric.
Our favorite brand: Speedball Mona Lisa gold leaf (This kit comes with the adhesive you’ll need as well.)
User Tip: Don’t let the adhesive pool or you will end up with a mess. Also make sure your dusting brush stays clean and dry!
Golden tropical foliage art
DIY gold tissue box
Golden portfolio of brush strokes
DIY gold leaf mouse pad
Craft Show: Spray painting
Gold spray paint It is the easiest source of golden crafts to get started with.
If you can squeeze the nozzle of a paint can, you can do this! It looks great on the finished product and has a lovely soft sheen that is not overly garish.
Suitable for: metal, wood, rock, cement, plaster, and natural objects.
Not good for: Fabric.
Our favorite brand: Montana Gold
User Tip: Resist the urge to spray in thick layers. A few thin coats will keep your project drip-free.
DIY gold sink legs
Gold ribbon shaped acrylic tray
DIY Connect Four game
Redesign of a vintage car trunk
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