To get started, prep your mirror and tape off any area that you don't want the medium to get on.
Brush on the gold leaf medium and allow it to set (about 30 minutes). Apply gold leaf sheets to the entire mirror. Gold leaf is very thin and delicate. You also need to apply this in an area where there is little wind and can easily be vacuumed. Trust me when I say you will have gold leaf pieces and flecks....everywhere. I did a Gold Leaf Tutorial on a little table that goes into more detail if you want to check it out. This is how your piece will look until you begin to rub it out. Don't freak. :)
With a soft cloth, gently begin to rub the gold leaf into your project. What comes in contact with the medium will stick and what doesn't will fall away. You should gently "pat" the areas that are creviced and decorative so the leafing will get into the cracks. You can pick up little pieces that fall to the floor and place them back onto your piece where the leafing may not have taken.
How about you? Do you have an old mirror that needs an update?
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