I would like to share with you this simple and fun technique for making a surface pattern using dutch metal, acrylic paint and glaze. I have been working with gold leaf and traditional gilding for years and I must say this technique is really unconventional. It is unusual because it uses modern, quick and economical materials, but it does take some inspiration from traditional decoration on gilded surfaces.
Alison is a professional artist and decorator specializing in Italian painted furniture and the owner of Florenceart.net, a painting and decoration studio in Florence Italy. Her bottega produces fine furniture finishes and decorative art for the interior design industry worldwide.
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