Does anyone have experience using gold foil on paper or cloth
(canvas)? I’ve done gold leaf on parchment with glair and gesso, and
gold foil underlying transparent enamels tacked with gum tragacanth,
but haven’t worked with gold on paper or other materials. I was
wondering if it clould be burnished directly onto paper without an
adhesive. I want it kind of krinkly so it will catch the light and
sparkle from all directions, so applying it section by section is
fine. The paper/matboard/etc. will be squares about 3.5 inches .
Metallic gold oil paint (in a tube) looks great when the light
shines on it but dull if you’re not viewing it from the 'correct’
If you recommend materials with brand names, I would need to know
the composition or generic term, as such items are often not
available in my country.
Many thanks for any tips.
Janet in Jerusalem