GOLD LEAF TERRACOT TA POT
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1 terracotta pot Selleys Aquadhere PVA wood glue 1 drinking straw About 4 sheets of gold leaf 2 paintbrushes – one for glue, one dry brush for smoothing the gold leaf
An old bowl to put the glue in 1 Apply the glue to the pot, one area at a time, then blow it gently with a straw until the glue goes tacky – if it turns from white to clear, then it’s too dry; you need the in-between stage. 2 Place the gold-leaf sheet on top of the glue and use a dry paintbrush to smooth it onto the pot. If you use gentle strokes, it will go on evenly, while dabbing will create a more rustic look with holes and cracks. The gold leaf that hasn’t got any glue to stick to you can brush away. 3
If there are any blank patches, you can go back over these with glue and reapply any leftover gold leaf. Just remember when you double layer the gold leaf, it can sometimes dull the shine.