Unique art that doesn’t cost a ton isn’t hard to come by, but making your own could be even easier than searching for low cost perfection. Using just a gold leaf pen and a printout to trace, I transformed a frame that I already had into some really sweet art for my desk.
The trick is to just flip your desired design to be a mirror opposite so that you can trace onto the backside of the glass, which gives the gold leaf a little more of a sheen than it would have on its own.
ONE using this template, start tracing around the letters, then fill them in. TWO using a scrap piece of paper, keep pressing down the tip of the gold pen periodically to ensure that ink flow is consistent. THREE put your finished glass into the front of your original frame and run a bead of hot glue around the edge so that you don’t have to use the back of the frame.
Make sure to carefully wipe around the art to get rid of any fingerprints after the ink has dried and you’re finished.
There are so many designs you could make that would be beautiful as well. A little geometric design would be cool as well as something little and quirky like a bicycle. Whatever you want to do, just print out the picture and trace around it! Perfection!
Have a great Tuesday, you guys! I’m leaving India really late tonight and I’m excited to get back home to my own bed, my little monster dog, and my husband.
See you all on the other side!
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