The floor design, step by step
You will need
• A4 Priplak (0.5mm plastic sheet)
• masking tape
• craft knife
• cutting mat
• artist’s paintbrush
• wide soft-bristle brush
• gilding size (available from The Deckle Edge)
• copper leaf (available from The Deckle Edge)
1 Stick the stencil to the Priplak with the masking tape to secure it in place. Use the craft knife to carefully cut out the design. 2 Using the stencil, draw the pattern on the floor. 3 With the artist’s brush, paint the gilding size within the pattern borders; leave for about 15 minutes to get tacky. 4 Gently place a sheet of copper leaf over each pattern. Use the soft-bristle brush to carefully smooth over the copper leaf; the areas coated with the gilding size will stick and any excess will brush off.
Table from Chair Crazy; stoneware side plate from Weylandts; espresso mugs from Woolworths
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