In the immortal words of Shakespeare “All that glitters is not Gold.” But have you ever witnessed the shine of real, genuine gold? It is not something easily forgotten There is a particular kind of magic in it’s warm, golden glow. Once you have seen it adorning your work you will be hooked; metallic paint will no longer be enough for you. But gold leaf can be notoriously tricky to work with and a bit of a nightmare to try and figure by yourself. I know, I've been there. I've wasted weeks doing and re-doing my work and almost gave up on it forever.
Let me save you the time, expense, and frustration of failed experiments and show you my favorite methods for flat, raised, and 3D gilding. You will get to experience the joy and brilliance of using genuine gold in your work without the exasperation of trying to figure it out on your own.
We can work through my pre-prepared project or we can work on a design of your choosing.
Due to the time it takes to allow gesso to dry, this is a two part class that includes two video sessions. In the first video we will go over tools and techniques and I will demo the gilding for you. You will then practice the gilding at home and we will meet again to go over any questions or issues you may have had.
You will need to purchase a few specialty items for this class. Supply fees are not included in the class price.
Below are a few examples of how I have used gilding in my art. Contact me today if you would like to add this amazing skill to your repertoire!