I've managed to beat the procrastination and have got a bit more work done on this backlog scroll for LAJ. She's Alaric's best friend, who made that fab embroidered blue houppelande we all love to see him in.
Anyway. I've use three different bits of gilding on this scroll. First step was putting down three layers (over consecutive nights) of white-glue (wood glue) gesso as a shape/base. Next was painting over those areas and the other little bitty areas using Kolner Miniatum which already has a lovely thick body to it. I'm now wondering if I really needed to do the white-glue part. The third and final stage was the flat gold which, as you can see, shows the skin texture as it hugs the goat parchment so closely. The glue I used for this was Daler-Rowney writer's gold size.