EASY GILDED INTIALS!
The Old manuscripts featured 20 Karat gold initials called Versals-they started the verses! You can easily reproduce these stunning shiny letters.
Now the hardest part-wait till it drys COMPLETELY CLEAR! During
the drying make sure nothing touches the glue-I always seem to forget and put another paper on top and that wrecks the surface! ( You can just reapply the adhesive if this happens)
The letters should look like this when finished drying
Now apply the gold leaf-I find La D’Ore at Michaels and art stores. It comes in many colors and variegated. It is super flimsy and light.
Using a soft cloth burnish the gold to a dull shine
Voila!! Gold initials ( Or silver or copper)
My son and I have put together a kit with all you need to make these initials right away! It includes a mini jar of Duo Adhesive, ( You can make many initials with this small jar!) 3 sheets of assorted gold leaf, 4 quarter sheets of black Artagain paper, an exemplar of my versals, Small brush, and a foam brush. It is $18 plus $4.95 shipping, please order through my website under the store tab-