|unfinished D, gold leaf - tooled and gouache|
|Red D, gouache, gold leaf, gold paint.|
|crow in the vines|
|little S, gold leaf bar, gouache, ink.|
|Bar & Ivy: gold leaf, gouache and ink.|
I've had the blanks with the gold leaf done for a while just waiting for the right scrolls to come along and they did. I use schminke Calligraphy gouache and watercolour paints on Pergamenata. Gold leaf on the gum arabic / sugar gesso from the Kathleen P. Whitley book.
All images except the first one are from the same scroll and the inspiration was this piece.
I got it from the book: Illuminated Manuscripts and their Makers by Rowan Watson
Which can be found through Abe books or amazon ( used) as the hard cover is now out of print. ( sadly it's a great book)
or as paperback here for a decent price.