The holiday season is the perfect time of year to add the glimmer of metallic’s to your home, but I bet there are a few of us who love to see the glint of gold year round.
Along with the IOD Decor Stamps that Prima Marketing sent my way last week, they also sent a few of their Art Alchemy Metallique waxes.
Aren’t they pretty? The Vintage Gold looks like gold leaf in wax form. It’s not too shiny or bright, but the perfect aged gold.
As soon as I opened these up I wanted to try them out on something.
Then I remembered this pair of frames that I found at a garage sale last summer.
They are fairly beat up, which is part of what I love about them, and they also have a hint of green to them. I thought it might be pretty to add just a bit of metallic shimmer to the high points on the frames.
I used the Vintage Gold on one frame …
And for a more subtle look, I used the Bronze Age on the second frame.
I used q-tips to apply the wax. I dipped the q-tip in the wax, swirled it around a bit to coat it well and then lightly rubbed the q-tip over the frame just hitting the high points. Then I buffed very lightly with an old rag.
It couldn’t have been any easier.
These frames are so gorgeous that they can stand on their own as art without needing anything in them.
They are perfect just propped on a shelf with some old book pages adhered to the wall behind them.
All that glitters may not be gold, it might be Bronze Age instead, but either way it sure is pretty!
These waxes would work really well for touching up the finish on vintage hardware or for highlighting details on furniture as well. I plan to do some more experimenting with them along those lines, so I’ll be sure to keep you posted.
By the way, if you want to try one of these just google the name. They are readily available online. I found them for less than $10 each on Amazon including shipping.