Including Gold Accents To My Pink Studio Cupboards

I do know it is a controversial topic, and many individuals mentioned that I shouldn’t add any gold accents to the studio cupboards. However y’all know me nicely sufficient to know that after I get an thought in my head, I’ve to strive it. And I’ve envisioned gold accents on my pink studio cupboards for fairly a while now, and I wasn’t prepared to surrender on the thought.

After contemplating many various choices for including gold accents (paint pen, gold leaf, liquid gilding, and many others.), I made a decision to strive the Krylon 18kt. gold leafing pen (affiliate hyperlink).

I figured {that a} pen can be the quickest and simplest way so as to add gold accents. I’ve used gold leaf on cupboards earlier than, and whereas it wasn’t tough in any respect, it was a really time-consuming challenge. It required loads of taping, two coats of adhesive to verify the leaf caught rather well, and many persistence.

If you happen to missed out on my inexperienced and gold kitchen, you may see it right here, and you may see the gold leafing course of right here.

However for these cupboards, I wished one thing fast and simple (not less than for now) in order that I might simply check out the thought and see if I even prefer it on the pink. Nicely, because it seems, I adore it! I completely love that little bit of delicate shimmer that it provides to the cupboards. Right here’s a have a look at the center part with the six drawers. The highest two have the gold accents and the remaining are plain pink.

And right here’s that part with all six drawers accomplished. I really like this delicate shimmer!

The Krylon 18kt. gold leafing pen is completely stunning. I chosen it after watching just a few movies on YouTube that in contrast numerous gold pens, and this one had probably the most metallic look of all of them.

One subject I had is that after utilizing the pen on a number of drawers, the ink (which I’m fairly certain is alcohol ink) wasn’t flowing as freely as when the pen was new. I might inform that it had dried bits of ink within the nib.

To wash it, I pulled the nib out of the pen (it pulls out very simply)…

After which soaked it in just a little container (I used a Bai lid) of isopropyl alcohol.

I rolled the nib round within the alcohol, emptied the lid, and crammed it with contemporary alcohol and did it once more. I feel I did that 3 times earlier than the nib appeared clear, freed from dried ink bits, and porous once more.

Then I dried it on a paper towel, popped it again into the pen, re-primed the pen in keeping with the instructions, and continued on with the challenge.

To get the traces as excellent as attainable, I did two passes on all sides. The primary go was on the nook of the trim, and I held my held as inflexible as attainable with my ring finger on the sting of the door or drawer, and pulled the marker down the sting whereas maintaining my hand in the identical place the entire method. My ring finger alongside the sting is what saved me on a straight line.

Right here’s the way it sorted that first go.

The second go was extra on prime of the trim. To try this, I held the pen in order that my center finger was proper on the sting of the nib of the pen.

After which I positioned my center finger on the sting of the trim, and pulled the pen down the size of the trim. That center finger being proper up in opposition to the nib, and proper on the aspect of the trim, saved the road straight all the way in which down.

Right here’s a have a look at one completed aspect…

It’s so stunning and shimmery and delicate. I want y’all might see it in particular person!

I’m not fairly completed but as a result of I used to be down for the depend this weekend with a chilly. However I’ll be again at it as we speak!