We've received great feedback on our gold leaf name tags that were featured in our Peruvian inspired styled shoot, including questions on where we got them! Well, great news... sometimes to get the unique look you're going for, you have to just create it yourself.
So, our DIY is DIYours!
Follow our six simple DIY steps to creating gold foil leather tags below and how to use them as name tags, gift tags and more.
Leather scraps/trim(We purchased ours here in color saddle brown)
Gold Leaf starter kit (We purchased ours here)
Damp paper towel
Cut leather to desired shape and size.
*Design tip: Scraps of leather that are mismatched in color as well as colored leather both look great
Remove leather residue and dust leftover from cutting with a clean, damp cloth
This is where you can customize your foil design. Let this saturate for 30 minutes until the adhesive becomes tacky.
*Design tip: If you purchased the adhesive we used, it will apply white and dry clear.
Apply the gold foil to the adhesive.
*Design tip: you can get different looks by using gold leaf flakes (purchased here) or by pulling apart pieces from gold leaf paper sheets from your starter kit. We did a combination of the two for a more vintage look
Once you have covered the entire adhesive in gold leaf use your sponge brush to flake away any gold leaf that did not adhere. This process also allows the gold to take on the texture of the leather.
*Design tip: be delicate when you rub excess gold off so you don't disturb your design
After you are happy with the desired look use your paint brush to apply the sealer over the area that you gold leafed. This will prevent the gold from oxidizing.
We chose to write the names on our cards in calligraphy using a fine white paint pen to soften up the masculinity of the leather.
You can also punch a hole in the leather and use as a gift tag or apply an adhesive (like spray adhesive) on the back to adhere it to ceramics, mason jars or glass dispensers for a rustic touch.
Be sure to tag us on social media @seventhbixel using hashtag #7thB and show us how you used your place cards.