The perfect addition to your table arrangement.
You will need:
Gold leaf size (a quality adhesive used for gilding); we used Jo Sonja’s Tannin Sealer, $13.99, Riot Art & Craft
2 large flat shells
Gold leaf or imitation gold leaf; we used AFC Gold Leaf Composition, $11.99/25 sheets, Riot Art & Craft
Soft, dry paintbrush
1. Using a stencil brush, dab a 1mm-thick coat of gold leaf size inside shells. Leave for 20-30 minutes, or until it becomes tacky.
2. Wearing cotton gloves, place gold leaf sheets onto the tacky area and press down gently. Set aside for a few hours to allow to dry.
3. Using a soft, dry brush, gently brush away the loose leaf. Seal inside of shells with tannin sealer or a clear acrylic spray, such as White Knight Crystal Clear Acrylic and allow to dry.
Note: These shells should only be used to serve dry foods when properly sealed. Delicately wipe them clean after use.