Golden Gilded Pressed Fern Beginnings – A dragonfly
Initially, I started to experiment with gilding fern in gold, just to see if I could. Earlier this year I bought some gold leaf and it was a relatively simple (though time consuming) process to get to grips with. Here are the results.
The leaves being delicately processed into gold! –
Using black paper adds to the luxury effect, by dampening the light around the shiny gold allowing it to stand out –
Finished a new set of gilded leaves ✨ #gilding #fern #leaves #leaf #gold #goldleaf #nature A photo posted by helen (@helenahpornsiri) on
A single frond in it’s entirety-
I ended up making a dragonfly with my first round of gilded leaves. He turned out well but it was a change of craft from using regular pressed fern –
Fern leaves covered in gold leaf made into a dragonfly. Shiiinyy #dragonfly #fern #gold #illustration #art #artwork #pattern #insect #herbarium #entomology #leaf A photo posted by helen (@helenahpornsiri) on
Another picture, that catches the light a little better –
It’s not something you can re-print faithfully, it’s just too shiny! That makes the originals all the more special, though it’s a challenge to take a good photograph.
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And of course, thank you for looking!Helen