DIY GOLD LEAF ON CANVAS WITH CANVAS CHAMP+A FAB GIVEAWAY

Who doesn’t love a little bit of bling? I do! And truth be told, I like a lot of bling. Today’s post is all about gold foil and how to embellish canvas prints with them. Learn how to create gold leaf art with this super easy and quick tutorial.

DIY gold leaf art with Canvas Champ- Inkstruck Studio


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I was compensated for this post but all opinions are my own.


It can be quite tricky when it comes to printing watercolor. And when it’s on canvas, it needs to be perfect. Because they’re not hidden behind glass and every flaw can be spotted quite easily. When I received my canvas print from Canvas Champ, I was genuinely surprised at the fabulous quality of the product. And you can see proof of that below.Plus they’re super speedy in delivering. I stay in Doha and it reached my place all the way from U.S. in three business days. Isn’t that amazing!

I wanted to embellish the canvas with gold leaf art and be adventurous. Since doing something like this on an original painting can only be one time thing, I figured this was the perfect surface to try.

DIY gold leaf art with Canvas Champ- Inkstruck Studio

The only thing I wasn’t fond of was the border. But I later realized that Canvas Champ has different ways of dressing that up including a solid border which I should have specified.

DIY gold leaf art with Canvas Champ- Inkstruck Studio

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Materials required for DIY gold leaf art:-

Step 1: Wipe off dust with a dry soft cloth prior to applying the gold leaf. Take your adhesive pen and draw on the area you want the gold leaf to adhere. I did a very random pattern because I wanted the end result to be abstract. Wait for 10 minutes for the adhesive to dry.

Step 2:Press down the gold leaf firmly and uniformly. Remove the sheet.

Step 3: Remove excess gold leaf with a brush. It can be quite tricky so try this on another surface before using on the main canvas.

DIY gold leaf art with Canvas Champ- Inkstruck Studio

Add the gold leaf at random places to get that abstract feel.

DIY gold leaf art with Canvas Champ- Inkstruck Studio

Some details…

DIY gold leaf art with Canvas Champ- Inkstruck Studio DIY gold leaf art with Canvas Champ- Inkstruck Studio

I absolutely loved how it turned out and would this adorns the shelf on my living room. And I’m definitely getting lots more prints from Canvas Champ. And you should too if you love printing photos,artwork etc. But before that you stand a chance to win a custom 8 x 10 inches canvas print of your choice this week. All you need to do is enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck and thank you for being here!

DIY gold leaf art with Canvas Champ- Inkstruck Studio

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About zakkiya hamza @ inkstruck

Zakkiya is the creative blogger and founder of Inkstruck Studio. She’s a self taught artist who let go of her architecture profession to pursue her passion in art. Zakkiya likes to write detailed tutorials in watercolor, calligraphy, and hand lettering. She also teaches watercolor workshops occasionally in Doha where she’s based currently. Other passions include traveling, photography, and basketball.When she’s not working, you can find her cuddling and running around with her toddler boy.

6 thoughts on “DIY GOLD LEAF ON CANVAS WITH CANVAS CHAMP+A FAB GIVEAWAY

  1. I had no idea Speedball made a pen for gilding like that! Thanks for sharing, I will have to check it out! This looks much less messy than how I’ve been doing it, lol!

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