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

Easily add gold and other metal leaf to any surface, for fine art paintings and craft projects. 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 then takes you even further by exploring an array of ideal acrylic painting techniques to compliment the leaf, including 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 00:02:00
Welcome from Your Instructor 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

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  • £317.00 £19.00
  • Course Certificate
  • Number of Units19
  • Number of Quizzes0
  • 1 hour, 46 minutes
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