Technique Tuesday: Gilding

What is it? Gilding is known as the application of extremely thin sheets of gold in a layer on a surface of wood, metal, glass, or various other objects for decorative purposes. Artists have also been known to use silver, palladium, and other metals for gilding surfaces as well. This technique is achieved by first…

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Technique Tuesdays: Painting in Miniature

What is it? Painting in miniature is more than just painting a small work. The word “miniature” originally came from a Latin term for the red pigment that was used in the creation of illuminated manuscripts. Because the decoration and illustration in these old (and even ancient) manuscripts was necessarily small, techniques for creating them…

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