Gild All the Things! (Except These 3 Things)

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As a James Bond fan, I love (secondary) Bond Girl Jill Masterson from the 1964 film Goldfinger. In the film she was painted in head-to-toe gold paint which led to skin suffocation and her character's untimely death. This goes under the "what not to gild" category.

I'm like, "What can I dip in gold paint?" If you're in the "METALLIC ALL THE THINGS!" camp like me, then here's a guide to what can and cannot handle the power of liquid gilding. That stuff is powerful, y'all.

Will It Gild? Find Out! 00:28

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Botanicals

Gilding and Framing Botanicals

Gilding and Framing Botanicals

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Gilded Feather Necklace 02:42

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Dishware

Update a Basic White Plate With a Gilded Edge

Update a Basic White Plate With a Gilded Edge

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Rustic White Photography, LLC

Updates to Basic Plates

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One Plate Gets Eight New Looks

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Try This: Modern Triangles

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Try This: Scalloped Edges

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Try This: Loose Confetti

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Try This: Gilded Edge

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Try This: Marbled Effect

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Try This: Washi Tape Stripes

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Try This: Decorative Paper

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Try This: Foil Leaf Dots

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Gold-Dipped Vases

Gold-Dipped Vases

Photo by: Alison Gootee/Studio D

Alison Gootee/Studio D

Flatware

Hand-Dipped Flatware 01:42

Create party-ready flatware with liquid gilding.

Bowls

Gold Paper Mache Bowls

Gold Paper Mache Bowls

Photo by: Chelsea Costa

Chelsea Costa

Serving Trays

Make Your Own Rustic Dessert Serving Trays

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Rustic Refined Serving Trays You Can Make Yourself!

Supply List for Wooden Serving Trays

Create Bases for Trays

Gilding Tray Base and Feet

Attaching Feet or Base

Creating Lettering

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