Pin Reaper: DC
What I Did: I couldn’t find the exact brand of liquid gold leaf that was mentioned in the blog post, but I found a similar gold leafing product at a nearby craft store. I was only seconds into painting the balloon when it exploded and the liquid gold paint gave the community club room a bedazzling makeover. Round 2:
24 hours and a few chemical burns later, I purchased acrylic gold paint at the recommendation of the art supply store, as they expected it wouldn’t harm the latex balloon. The result? See for yourself.
Next Time I Will: 1. I might try this again with the specific brand of liquid gold mentioned in the post. – 2. I would do this outside in a grassy park. (I did, in fact, for round two.) I would tie all of the balloons to a chain link fence so they wouldn’t touch each other if wind is present. – 3. I would wear long sleeves, so I would be protected from the paint if the balloon exploded. – 4. I would not try to wash the paint off my skin with a magic eraser. #ouch #chemicalburns