Gold Leaf Bling

Many many moons ago I spent about four years in Olive Bull’s calligraphy class and we learned STACKS about gilding. We mixed our own plaster-type substances to create raised areas on our parchment and gilded with genuine gold leaf, rubbing with burnishers for a brilliant shine.

It’s been a while since I got out the gold leaf, and I have simplified the process A LOT. I can see a lot more gilding popping up in my paintings over the next few months.

If you’ve ever wondered how to do it, I’ve put together this little video (no headshots this time – not a good hair day!) to enlighten you. Enjoy! 🙂

I now have two Online Paint Alongs listed, and both of them include extra videos like this (stringing and varnishing, for example) so if you’re keen, drop by and take a look… then just get started!

You might even feel the need for a bit of gold bling!

About Anna Battle

I’m an artist, guide, mother and a very handy Art Friend! 

My life’s mission is to share the joy of drawing and painting.

In 2011 I started offering in-studio guided Paint Alongs, and my first online course, 15 Flowers, went live in 2015.

In 2016 my book, Painting Party, was published (it’s still available on Amazon).

I now offer online Paint Alongs and workshops so that you can reconnect to the creativity inside you. Gift yourself the time to paint, and the guidance you need to improve your skills and your confidence. 

I invite you to join me and see the world through the eyes of an artist!

If not now, when?