Gold Leaf Manuscript
My first foray into Gold Leafing

Here is the Award of Arms scroll I made that was my first attempt at Gold Leafing.

I made my own gesso using the recipe from this site.  It also tells how to make slaked plaster, which was the longest part of the whole process.

The recipe made enough gesso for the rest of my life!






















Here is a closer view of the illumination and leafing.


Happily, this scroll was given to my very good friend Odette at RUM on July, 18, 2009.