silver leafing. How many times have you heard me say that?
This was no simple task. I wouldn't recommend this for a beginner. We started with the room painted with two coats of an eggshell paint in the same gray that was throughout the house.
The allover stencil pattern was cut into manageable sizes. I started with the middle row and made sure it was level. I taped the stencil to the wall. Next, I removed the paper backing that allowed me to stick the blue stencil to the wall.
Once the blue was securely stuck, I peeled off the protective top paper. The blue vinyl that was left gives the circle pattern that we will silver leaf.leafing adhesive to finished areas.
sealer to protect the silver. I used a gloss finish to maximize the sheen of the silver.
Once that dried, I was able to pull up the blue stencil. Also know as "weeding". This was a bit slow as well.
While this was a lengthy process, the end result was well worth it. Photos never do justice to a completed finish, but this is a really awesome, current design. Next week, you can enter to win a silver or gold leafing kit! What project will you use it for if you win?