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Gilding progress

The gilding of the Bishop Selwyn Chapel ceiling and soffit is progressing rapidly. It is a painstaking and laborious process. The gilders apply an adhesive or ‘size’ to the painted ceiling which needs to cure overnight before the gold leaf is applied. 90 more words


Day 7 - Kanazawa, Gold, Samurai, & Sea Cucumbers?

Today we toured the Hakukokan Gold Leaf Museum in Kanazawa.  This is one of the top 3 producers of Gold Leaf in all of Japan (Kanazawa produces over 98% of all gold leaf in the world!).   864 more words


Mystery DIY - March 2016

It’s time for March’s Mystery DIY box – abstract art made with metal leaf! The box came with 2 blank black canvases, an assortment of gold, silver, and copper leaf, an adhesive leafing pen, a tub of metal leaf sealer and a brush. 354 more words

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Gold Leaf Card

I have been so bad lately with not posting! I will be trying to get back to my Wed/Fri schedule starting now.

I have been (kinda) doing the Brit + Co 50 days of lettering challenge – which is a challenge in itself! 153 more words


Gold + Leather

You can read more about the artistic tradition of gilt leather as decor, art and costume in this interesting collection at the Rijks Museum by  32 more words


Pop decay

Pop decay 

mixed & gouache


NOTD: Gold Flaked Sunset Gradient!

I’m in Florida! For the occasion, I decided on a sunset gradient.

I couldn’t leave it at that though, had to add gold leaf!

The polishes I used are China Glaze I Sea the Point, Color Club Disco Dress, Essie Snap Happy , China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy and Sally Hansen Lightening. 48 more words