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« on: March 28, 2015 02:43:23 PM »

Hello all! I haven't posted for awhile, I know. My art output has just been utterly barren for the longest time, but I'm back on board, with a departure from my usual style.

This is "Ascension," watercolor and gold leaf on paper.

As always, here are some process shots, because that's a thing I like to share.

If you're curious about the gold leaf, it's actually pretty simple. I got some gold leaf adhesive and 24kt gold leaf from Michael's. The adhesive is about the consistency of cream, and you paint it on with a brush (a lot like liquid latex). Takes about 20 minutes to dry, then you lay the leaf over it and gently press it to the adhesive, and brush away (and save!) the excess with a stiff paint brush.

Here's the adhesive painted on, before the leaf.


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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2015 07:05:23 PM »

I love this!  Thanks for sharing the how to, I am totally going to try it out.

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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2015 01:54:40 PM »

This is absolutely gorgeous. I am in love with your style! It's so simple and fresh, yet I feel like I could write an entire novel on this painting alone.

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