silver leaf art – tutorial

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I wanted to share with you guys a tutorial for one of the DIY art pieces I used in my master bedroom.  I originally posted this tutorial last year over at Midwestern Girl, and wanted to share it again in case you missed it.

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Supply List:
  • silver leaf
  • metal leaf adhesive spray
  • plain paper (I used a few sheets of computer paper)
  • background paper (I used a thicker paper so it wouldn’t buckle)
  • pencil and object for tracing
  • scissors
  • glue stick
What I did:
STEP ONE:  Spray your plain paper with the metal leaf adhesive spray.  A light coat should be sufficient.

STEP TWO:  Start laying down the sheets of silver leaf.  Cover the entire piece of paper.

STEP THREE:  Flip the paper you just silver leafed over, and trace circles using the lip of a glass.  If you have a large circular punch it would make this much easier and save you the tracing and cutting out time.

STEP FOUR:  Cut out your traced circles.

STEP FIVE:  Use a glue stick to coat the back of your cut outs.

STEP SIX:  Arrange circles onto your backing paper.

Frame and you’re done!

My favorite part about this piece is how it changes with the light at different angles.

Here it is hanging in our bathroom before it got moved to its current spot on top of the dresser.

The possibilities are endless.  I’m LOVING the idea of doing this with a child’s silhouette.  What are you guys thinking of??

I’ll be back Thursday with this…

I’ll be linking up to these fab parties!


  1. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper Avatar

    i LOVE that!!! so pretty! i love anything shiny… i'm like a raccoon!

  2. VMG206 Avatar

    Super cool! I haven't tried the silver leaf yet, but that's a great idea!
    I found you today at the {Primp} Linky. I hope you are able to stop by my blog and say hello!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  3. Natasha In Oz Avatar

    Such a lovely idea-it looks sensational!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    PS My Say G'Day linky party has just started so please pop by if you have a minute!

  4. Lauren Avatar

    Great idea. I love anything silver. I'd love it if you would share this over at my link party.

  5. Our Pinteresting Family Avatar

    It turned out beautiful! I love your bedding also. 🙂

  6. Amy @ A Blossoming Life Avatar

    That is really pretty! Such a great idea! I would love if you would share this over at our blog hop

  7. Sarah Yoder Avatar

    Really beautiful! So simple but super elegant! I am pinning these! I'm visiting from the Something I Whipped Up link party…come by and check out my blog sometime! 🙂

  8. Ashley Phipps Avatar

    What a really clever idea!

    Thanks so much for linking up at our link party this week!

    Have a lovely week!

  9. Ashley Phipps Avatar

    PS –

    We are featuring it on our blogs tomorrow morning!


  10. SHAUN PAUL Avatar

    Nice creation..!!i have just seen the Gold craft studio is also values the creation.and they are good in gold leafing process,silver leafing process and antique leafing process….and many more.

    you can find it all details on http:///

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