I saw this pin on Pinterest and wanted to try it with the recycled leather I have laying around. I love how she uses gold leaf, I however, did not have any and started to paint my leather heart with a metallic acrylic paint. Don’t you love how things work out when you try to go one way and the project ends up going a completely different direction? Well, I got really lucky with this. I didn’t like the acrylic paint, so I wiped it off to get a clean start…what I didn’t realize was that the effect of the paint settling in the grooves of the leather made for a really cool weathered look that I ended up keeping. I topped each of these barrette/clips off with some glow in the dark glitter glue-It worked like modpodge on my leather and I love how they turned out! The other one with the embellished edge was the one I used a leftover adhesive “gem” strip. It turned out cute too!
Once I created these, I glued on to a piece of fabric and attached to the bobby pin or clip.
Original source: http://www.oleanderandpalm.com/2013/01/gilded-leather-heart-clip.html