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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.

What you’ll learn

  • Apply gold or other metal leaf successfully. In addition, how to combine leaf with acrylic paint to create a finished painting.


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

Course Curriculum

Creating a gold leaf surface
Promo Video FREE 00:02:00
Welcome from Your Instructor FREE 00:02:00
Introduction to Gold Leaf 00:07:00
All About Supplies for Leafing 00:06:00
Step One – Preparing Your Surface for Leafing 00:08:00
Step Two – Applying Leaf Adhesive 00:06:00
Step Three – Applying Leaf and Burnishing 00:09:00
Step Four – Removing Excess Leaf 00:04:00
Step Five – Sealing the Leaf 00:07:00
Acrylic Painting on Gold Leaf
Introduction to Acrylic Painting Ideas on Gold Leaf 00:05:00
Final Sealing Process to Protect the Leaf 00:01:00
Key Concepts About Painting on Leaf 00:03:00
Subtle Glazing Techniques 00:14:00
Intensely Colored Glazing Techniques 00:05:00
Translucent Glazing Techniques 00:07:00
Using Glass Bead Gel on Gold Leaf 00:06:00
Acrylic Paint Color on Leaf 00:03:00
Sanding Effects on Leaf 00:04:00
Pastes and Special Effects on Leaf 00:07:00
Gold Leaf – Acrylic Painting Projects 02:00:00


This course is for anyone who's interested in this topic and wants to learn more about it. This course will also help you gain potential professional skills.

No prior qualifications are needed to take this course.

You can study this course from wherever and whenever you want. You can study at your own pace and from any device. Just log in to your account from any device and start learning!

Yes, there is a test at the end of the course. Once you’ve completed all the modules of the course, you will have to give a multiple-choice test. The questions will be based on the topics of the modules you studied. And of course, you can take the test at any time, from any device and from anywhere you want.

Don’t worry if you fail the test, you can retake it as many times as you want.

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