I debated with whether to put this question in here or in "more art, less craft" forum, but I'm making an artsy book and am getting into ATC's so I settled on this forum.
Anyways...Anyone know anything about applying gold leaf to illuminated lettering on parchment paper??
I've watched Youtube videos that aren't exactly clarifying on the supplies needed--one artisan even called whatever adhesive is used "sticky stuff". Gee...that clears things up.
Other artisans seem to skip over minor steps in an effort to make the video lessons short and sweet, also they don't recommend any products.
What I'm trying to achieve is mirror-like (or darn close) gold leafing accents on my calligraphy projects to make them look like Medieval texts.
The stuff that looks like this: (this is not my work)
I e-shopped around for a beginner's kit, but they all seem to be for projects that aren't paper like picture frames and such. I know the process is called "water gilding" but there seems to be an easier method for raised leafing using some sort of gesso that dries a caramel color that you blow on before applying the leafing? (To add to my confusion)
Can anyone tell me about the basic process and the basic supplies?
Thanks for any help you may provide!