I am trying to get a textured, gold outline on a logo. I want it to be the texture and gradient of an image of gold. I tried to create a clipping mask but I don't want the fill, only the outline. Is this possible in Illustrator? Thanks!
Gradients can be applied to the stroke or fill of an object.
Make your stroke the desired thickness and select it.
Open the gradient window and select the gradient you want, it should automatically apply to your objects stroke.
If your logo is still live type you will have to expand or convert to outlines, then apply stroke.
There are many nice golden gradients in Window/Swatch Libraries/Gradients/Metals