This past Monday we shared with you insight into one of the hottest current wedding color trends, the mighty metallic Gold. As a follow up we figured it only fair to show you some DIY ways to add its glitter and shine to your wedding day. From dipped to tipped, today we’ll show you how to use three varied and simple painting techniques to “goldify” your wedding accessories. We’ve selected three specific decorative accents to apply our techniques to, but we highly recommend using this only as a guide, letting your imagination run wild with all the additional ways to make the look yours. Time to get out your paintbrushes ladies!
metallic acrylic paint (we used the “folkArt” brand in pure gold, color #660)
fine tipped paintbrush
flat tipped paintbrush
forget me not and woodland pretty design rectangular tags (if using the antler or butterfly card holder as place card holders. Either can be used on their own as decorative embellishments or guest favors)
Technique #1: for a perfectly even fine tipped finish, dip whatever point you want accented into your paint. Pull out and let access paint drip off.
Technique #2: for a fading out finish, use a fine tipped paintbrush to apply your paint. Concentrate the paint at the top and brush it out moving downward. Multiple applications may be required.
Technique #3: to add interest to any accessory, pick a focal point and using a flat tipped precision brush apply your paint.
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