1. Any medium in gold, I used a metallic finish acrylic paint and pearl ex pigment but you could easily use gold nail polish or spray pant.
2. White acrylic paint
3. Foam paint Brushes
4. Paper plate or disposable container
5. Paper towel for drying
6. Plastic animals
To block out the original color of the toys I painted them all a thin layer of white acrylic paint. This also served a primer for the application of gold paint. I let this layer of paint dry for about 30 minutes, it took less time but I wanted to make sure each coat of paint dried evenly.
I squeezed a healthy amount of gold acrylic paint onto my disposable plate and mixed my pearl ex pigment into my paint on a paper plate until I reach the desired color and the pigment disappeared into the paint. I mixed in pigment because I wanted the real luster effect of gold.
Added the layers of gold about 30-45 minutes in between (2 coats) with a sponge brush. I used two so I didn't have to wait on the brushes to dry in between applications. On the third layer of paint I dabbed the crevices and grooves with paint instead of using strokes.
Now I have fun and chic accessories for different areas in my home and on the hunt for something else to make into a new golden treasure.