How to Gold Leaf and Acrylic Painting Ideas Over Gold Leaf
What you'll learn
- Apply gold or other metal leaf successfully.
- Learn how to combine leaf with acrylic painting.
- Achieve special effects with acrylic paint on leaf.
- Glazing leaf for enhanced colors.
- Some familiarity with acrylic paints and mediums would be helpful but not required.
Easily add gold and other metal leaf to any surface, for fine art paintings and craft projects. Learn all about metal leaf - different types like gold, silver and copper. Watch 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.
Find out how easy it is to apply leaf to unusual surfaces such as household objects, greeting cards, furniture and many other items you have to make them more richer looking and more exciting.
This course will take you even further by exploring many acrylic painting techniques to compliment the leaf. These include special glazing applications for transparent glowing metallic colors, working with texture to create unusual leaf surfaces, faux tarnish effects that look like tarnished metal and other contemporary paint applications. Use these for fine art paintings, or any type of craft that will benefit from a little sparkle.
Please note this course is also included in The Ultimate Acrylic Painting Course, created by this same instructor, Nancy Reyner, available here on Udemy - for even more exciting acrylic painting ideas.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone wanting to use gold leaf (real or imitation) for fine art painting or craft projects.
Nancy Reyner loves to paint and is equally passionate about sharing her ideas and offering assistance to other artists. Nancy believes anyone can paint - and paint well! She has been a professional artist and art instructor for over 30 years, has authored four top selling painting books with North Light Books, received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from Columbia University. Nancy has expertise in a variety of mediums, including oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. She has appeared on television for HGTV’s “That’s Clever”, and worked as a Certified Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors for 16 years. Nancy currently lives and paints in Santa Fe, NM.