DIY gold foil moleskines
a simple navy dress (+ a giveaway)
I can’t get enough lilac, lavender, violet, purple or gold these days. Am I alone? Is everyone else on the emerald train? Am I alone over here in purple valley?
I’ve been considering doing a gold foil craft for many months. I first saw The Nester do a project with gold foil and I thought, “cool!”, but I didn’t want to do plates so I wrote it off. And then it hit me.
“Can I gold foil a journal? And not just any journal, a Moleskine journal?”
So I tried it. And it went “medium well”, like a perfect steak.
Before you begin this craft, read the next paragraph.
Gold foil is lighter than air. If you even so much as breathe around it, it will fly everywhere. It’s delicate and thin. So, if you are heavy handed, impatient, detail oriented, or high strung, this is not the craft for you. If you don’t mind a little “creative detailing” aka mistakes, or messing with gold flecks while you craft, go ahead and try it.
I bought this kit at Michaels, along with adhesive and an aerosol sealing spray (cannot find online, ask at Michaels or a craft store near you).
First, prep your journals with the adhesive. Follow instructions on jar.
Next, “pick up” the foil by pressing a piece of wax paper against in, and then place on the journal.
Use a soft brush to smooth the gold onto the journal.
Once the gold is adheared, use the brush to smooth away the extra foil on the edges. It’s not going to be perfect. It’s okay.
Finish with a sealer, and enjoy your new journals!