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Egyptian Mythology Display

Egyptian Mythology Display

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Starting with gold leaf

Tutoring 5
Skill 5
Idea 9
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There are plenty of tutorials on Youtube about using gold leaf so I won’t bother to link to specific ones here.

The key steps are:

  • Apply a suitable glue
  • Wait for the glue to go tacky (timing depends on glue used)
  • Place gold leaf over area and gently brush down
  • Wait for glue to fully dry then brush off excess
  • Seal with a varnish

Normally I would have gone to a local hobby store to buy this sort of thing but avoiding an un-necessary journey I bought everything from Amazon.

 

This is the glue I went with, chosen because I only have wait 30 minutes before applying the gold leaf. Some other glues had much longer wait times. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00J8Q0F84/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Shopping around I found that you can get coloured copper leaf. Not only is this cheaper than gold leaf but the variety of colours will allow me to apply all the different colours I want to the project.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08HQS1F1G/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I’ll apply the glue with my usual paint brushes and apply the gold leaf with some cheap kid’s craft brushes. Once complete I’ll seal the models with the usual model varnishes.

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