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Party plates and cups

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Dip-Dyed Cups and Bowls

Steps:2
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Gilded Charger Plate

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Use gold or silver leaf to gild an exquisite charger plate with this how-to from furniture expert Christophe Pourny.
Materials
  • Unpainted wooden chargers (large plates)
  • Gesso
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Clay bole
  • Linen scrap
  • Soft bristle brushes
  • Aquasize water-based sizing (glue for gilding)
  • Foam brush
  • Gold and/or silver leaf ("patent" or mounted on tissue paper)
  • Stiff bristle brush
  • Brown shoe polish (optional)
  • Steel wool (optional)
  • Wooden napkin rings (optional)
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