Golden gilded beetle – Pressed fern

Another gilded work, with pressed fern gilded in 24k gold. It’s impossible to make prints of these pieces due to the interactive quality of the shiny gold. That makes them more precious but they genuinely have to be seen by the eye.

Golden beetle✨ ( made with pressed Fern leaves gilded in 24k gold ) #gold #beetle #insect #art #fern #pressedflowers #herbarium #illustration #gilding

A photo posted by Helen Ahpornsiri (@helenahpornsiri) on


A close up of yesterday’s golden gilded Fern beetle 🐞 #gilding #beetle #insect #art #illustration #pattern #fern #leaves #shiny #herbarium #pressedflowers A photo posted by Helen Ahpornsiri (@helenahpornsiri) on

This is a technique I want to use in my work alot more in the future.

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