Using Gold Leaf in your Artwork | Sandra Bowers | Skillshare
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6 Lessons (14m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Class Project and Supplies

    • 3. Basic Technique

    • 4. The Adhesive Size

    • 5. Leafing the Artwork

    • 6. Touch ups

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Project Description


Enhance an existing illustration or painting with gold leaf to make a beautiful piece of art.



  • Adhesive size (you can get it at a craft store)
  • Gold leaf
  • A brush that is not so fancy and that you´ll just use for applying the adhesive.
  • A nib pen
  • Your artwork or illustration
  • A big soft brush
  • Water and soap to wash your brush and nib 
  • Paper to put under your artwork
  • Cotton gloves (you could do it without them but the gold leaf sticks to your fingers so it makes it harder to handle)

Here you can see some of my work:

Instagram (Share your projects with me @sandrabowersart, #sandrabowersart)

And here you can find my other classes:

Watercolors and Masking Fluid Techniques

Watercolors for Illustrators 

Pen & Ink Florals

Transform Watercolor Illustrations into Intricate Patterns

Remove Backgrounds from Watercolor Illustrations

Isolate the Linework in your Illustrations

Digitally Color your Hand-Drawn Illustrations

Watercolor Florals - Orchids

Watercolor Succulents

Add Digital Textures to your Illustrations - with your own brushes!


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