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Re: Gilding which size do you use and why?
« Reply #60 on: May 16, 2023, 06:43:58 PM »
Wow - nice and smooth! Those look GREAT!
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Re: Gilding which size do you use and why?
« Reply #61 on: May 17, 2023, 03:16:52 AM »
Thanks for the encouragement Erica  :)
It didn't turn out quite as I hoped but it's still a step forward.
I'm going to go with the outlined M rather than the solid gold one, and maybe paint the inside.



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Re: Gilding which size do you use and why?
« Reply #62 on: May 17, 2023, 09:59:54 AM »
Dont be too hard on yourself. I think it looks great! And I love the idea of painting in the outline! Cant wait to see the final.  :-*
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Re: Gilding which size do you use and why?
« Reply #63 on: May 20, 2023, 04:03:44 PM »
And poof, there it is. One little step forward :) I wasn't brave enough this time around to give some white highlights to my versal. Maybe next time ;)

Here's a link to the Instagram post for better resolution (I think): https://www.instagram.com/p/Csdzk02tB_9/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

P.S. This was made with many layers of Miniatum Ink, which is very liquid. I know I'm going to give in and order Instacoll next month tho
« Last Edit: May 20, 2023, 04:05:18 PM by Lucie Y »
Oh crpe!

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Re: Gilding which size do you use and why?
« Reply #64 on: May 21, 2023, 12:48:32 PM »
WOW! This is absolutely stunning!!! Beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing with us!  :-*
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Re: Gilding which size do you use and why?
« Reply #65 on: May 21, 2023, 01:34:18 PM »
Thank you very much for the encouragement @Erica McPhee:) :) :) it means a lot to me!

For whoever trespasses here and is on a similar gilding journey: laying miniatum ink for a thick border may not be the best option. It dries super fast, but is still inky and may not give you the sharp border you're looking for. There is also a tendency to have a "crack" or a wedge in the middle of your line, that you must make disappear with several layers, risking to make the border less sharp and more bulky by doing so.

It may be wishful thinking to believe that instacoll is a better option tho  ;D It may just be me not having enough skill yet.
5 more days till pay day and then depending on my naughtiness, I might have the opportunity to compare the two ^^. Will post here where I do :)
« Last Edit: May 21, 2023, 04:25:32 PM by Lucie Y »
Oh crpe!