Simple Illumination - Adding gold to your artwork | Theodora Gould | Skillshare

Simple Illumination - Adding gold to your artwork

Theodora Gould, The Carpenter's Wife.

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10 Lessons (1h 17m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. About this class

    • 3. Tools & Materials

    • 4. Transfering The Design

    • 5. Painting the Design

    • 6. Making a pounce

    • 7. Adding Gold Size

    • 8. Gilding part 1

    • 9. Adding an initial

    • 10. Final Thoughts


About This Class

Learn a simple and effective way of adding real gold leaf to your artwork.


You can follow along with the template I've created, or create something of your own. Either way, by the end of the class you should feel confident to use this method in your future creations. I think you're going to love it.....

Gold adds a little extra something to artworks. It gives them extra interest and depth. There are many ways to do it, but this is the method which I consider to be the easiest.

This class is aimed at complete beginners. Don't be put off thinking the materials will be expensive, it actually uses a tiny amount of gold and very few specialist tools.

There is a class pinterest board, full of inspiring examples of illuminated art, which you can find HERE. And in the projects and Resources section, you can find a template which you can print out and follow along with, plus a full list of tools and materials, with links of where to buy them where possible.

Lets start illuminating!