Step Three: Paint a thin coat of white craft paint. This helps the gold gilding be a bit brighter and pop off the wood.
Step Four: Paint two coats of gold gilding. The smell of the gilding is a bit strong, so make sure you work in a ventilated area. Use a disposable brush or a foam brush. The gilding does not wash off with water.
Step Five: Remove stencil while paint is still wet. This makes for perfect lines. Let deer dry before moving on to next steps.
I think we will leave Santa’s cookies right next to this sign on Christmas Eve, so the big guy can have a look. It seems like a craft Santa will like.