I picked these faux agate coasters up several months ago on clearance here, so not sure if they are still available...but a pricier version is available here. I know they aren't fooling anyone into thinking they're real, but I liked the pink color, and texture they add to vignettes. And I liked the $10 price tag.
This little jar of Martha Stewart Liquid Gilding goes a long way...but is also highly toxic (i.e. super stinky, so hide the kids and dog).
I just used a small craft brush, and carefully painted the edges. The liquid pools a bit, but it adds to the authenticity of the gold.
It dried quickly, so I did several coats on each to make the gold more intense.
It's subtle, but definitely makes the coasters look more expensive.
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Have you tried Liquid Gilding yet? Are you as obsessed with gold as I am?
If so, here are a few more Liberace-inspired projects for you...just click the image to see the full post and tutorial.