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DIY Inspiration: Gold Leaf

I get so excited about some projects that they keep me awake, literally. This morning I actually awoke from a dream about using gold leaf when I finally refinish our headboard (pictured above), instead of just using gold paint. 207 more words

Gold Leaf

For The Love Of Klimt

Just yesterday Marica and I were discussing our love for the art of Gustav Klimt – Austrian symbolist painter. Today, his work is often seen as clichéd and cheesy (same happened to the work of poor… 246 more words


shaman's oak leaf

The oak is such a mighty tree. When I did this painting it was as if the spirit of the oak was coaxing me to greater things. 45 more words


Gold Leaf Crown


  • Faux leaves: I used lambs ear leaves from Michaels. Any interestingly shaped leaf will work, as long as it’s made from a papery or cloth material (the paint won’t stick to slick plastic)
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How to apply gold leaf to paper - part 1

I took some step-by-step photos of this ‘gold fairy’ as I did her. Couldn’t say I’m an expert gilder, but I have had a bit of practice by now and I’ve learnt one or two things, so I thought I’d write a little explanation for anyone interested. 1,158 more words


Final Days

Just under two years ago, I stepped out of the Abu Dhabi International Airport into the hottest most humid weather I had ever experienced, and it was 1am. 262 more words

Expat Life

July Fashion Illustrations on Sale Now!

Newest gold leaf fashion paintings available at Vintage by TTC.

Each painting is inspired by either a style icon or vintage fashion ads

C. Z. Guest (small oval frame).   28 more words