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How to Gold Leaf & Acrylic Painting Ideas Over Gold Leaf

——   Created by Nancy Reyner

Easily apply gold leaf to any surface AND learn best acrylic painting techniques to use with leaf for exciting images

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Learn all the steps from start to finish, including cool tips and tricks to leaf application. Discover which types of leaf to use, optimal tools and materials, how to prepare your surface to permanently adhere the leaf, and excellent ways to seal and protect the leaf.

This course goes even further with many ideas to combine leaf and acrylic paint. This includes many painting techniques to compliment the leaf, such as glazing, texture, faux tarnish effects and other contemporary paint applications.

MAKE SURE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDFs! There are 2 pdf's included in the project's section which list supplies, suppliers, all the steps from the video and a ton of ideas for painting with leaf.

What will you learn? Apply gold or other metal leaf successfully. In addition, how to combine leaf with acrylic painting for exciting contemporary images.

Requirements: Some familiarity with acrylic paints and mediums would be helpful but not required.

Who is this for? Anyone wanting to use gold leaf (real or imitation) for fine art painting or craft projects.

Please note: This course is also included in The Ultimate Acrylic Painting Course taught by the same instructor.

The course project

Gold leaf a surface of your choice. Follow instructions in the videos to leaf and then properly seal it for painting. Paint your picture on it. Enjoy the beauty of gold leaf! 

See the attached pdf with many more painting projects using gold leaf and acrylic paint. There is a second pdf with all supplies and links for suppliers. This one also gives updated information on the sealing process which can be a bit tricky. Please make sure to read this document for best results when sealing the leaf.

18 Lessons

2 mins
Welcome from Your Instructor
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7 mins
Introduction to Gold Leaf
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6 mins
All About Your Supplies
9 mins
Preparing Your Surface
6 mins
Applying Adhesive
10 mins
Leafing & Burnishing
4 mins
Cleaning Excess Leaf
8 mins
Sealing the Leaf
5 mins
Intro to Acrylic Painting on Gold Leaf
4 mins
Key Concepts Painting on Leaf
15 mins
Subtle Colored Glazes
5 mins
Intense Colored Glazes
7 mins
Translucent Layering
7 mins
Cool Technique Using Glass Bead Gel
4 mins
Opaque Paint Color
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About the instructor

Nancy Reyner
Nancy Reyner
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  • 1h 42m of on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable files
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