This week has been all about plants and gold, so I figured I’d end the week with that theme!
A few weeks ago when I was working on my gold leaf hanging insulator succulent garden (a guest post I did for Tatertots and Jello), I also pulled out some vintage mason jars I had on hand.
I used the same process that I used for the insulators but in case you didn’t see that, I will repeat the steps here.
1. I painted the jars with Artisan Enhancements sizing where I wanted them gilded and allowed that to sit and get sticky for 30 minutes.
2. Once it was sticky, I applied Artisan Enhancements gold leaf which comes on a roll. It is applied shiny side out, matt side pressed onto the sizing.
3. I peeled away the roll, which left the leafing stuck to the jar… Below you can see what the matt side looks like and you can see where it stuck on the jar from the roll.
4. To seal it and also end the sticky feeling which remained in some areas, I applied Mod Podge.
5. Once they were dry, I filled them partially with potting soil, and added lemon thyme to them (which smells amazing!
When they were finish I had gorgeous gold leafed jar planters, and beautifully fragrant hands!
I have told you before, I just can’t stop gold leafing…. I suppose there are worse addictions. Look… so shiny and pretty!
And in case you missed it, check out the week’s previous related posts:
And finally, I wanted to let you know I will be taking next week off from blogging! I will be busy getting ready for the barn sale as well as the American Odyssey Relay (I think I am as ready as I will ever be for that!). My good friend Julia and I have both been feeling the need for a break, so we decided to declare next week our Spring break! I wish you all a happy Easter, and I will see you on the other side of 200 miles (don’t worry, only 17 of those are mine!)! Wish me luck! Go team Lunachicks!!! Oh, and one more thing…. I will still be on instagram! Much like I can’t keep away from gold leaf, I can’t keep away from you entirely.