Can you see my small gilded shells? Look closely, they are in there I promise. I have more shells that I gilded but I need to apply gloss enamel to them. A week of rain has slowed me down in myriad ways.
I have had the wire cloche and basket urn for a while but decided to add the antler, rope ball, wine corks, and shells.
This is my favorite gilded shell. I left the end alone and am glad I did. I used Martha Stewart Gilding paint. The paint has to be glossed as the silver is real silver and will tarnish.
Please note that this paint is extremely toxic and really you should use it outside. I was outside and still got a fantastic headache while painting with it.
joy and peace