How to Gild Seashells and Make Them Metallic Beauties

Learn how to gild seashells and turn them into metallic beauties.

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Learn How to Gild Seashells, using the method of liquid guilding, as well as gold leafing.

Sure, you can get a metallic look by simply spray painting seashells as seen with silver here, here, and here, but when you gild seashells you will get a beautiful texture that paint cannot achieve.

For everyone not familiar with the process, here is the official definition of Gilding from Wikipedia: Gilding covers a number of decorative techniques for applying fine gold leaf or powder to solid surfaces such as wood, stone, or metal to give a thin coating of gold.

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While liquid guilding is quick and easy to use, and without mess (you simply brush it on), gold leafing creates a richer look. There are Gold Leafing Starter Kits that come with everything you'll need, including sealer. For the tutorials, head over to Atta Girl Says.