Gilding with Instacoll, Day 2

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I haven’t gotten much done today with the gilding.  This morning I helped my sweet husband move his repurposed stuff he builds into his new booth at our local Artisan’s Attic on Bonham Street, one block off the square downtown.  It is terribly windy today and I was oh so glad to get back home to my cozy studio. I did another square of Instacoll and let it set for 55 minutes.  It was dry but plenty tacky for the gold to adhere.  But when I burnished it, I noticed that the q-tip actually scratched it…and looking at the ones I did yesterday, I realize that they were dull in the center….evidently scratched by the silly q-tip.  Maybe they aren’t Q-tip brand…I threw the box away long ago.  My son was off work today and he wanted to try gilding.  He burnished his with a soft paintbrush and it was perfect.  His first try, perfect.  I will just keep trying!

I’m also working on a layout for a Naturopathic Doctor’s Oath.  It’s giving me some challenge.  I’ve   designed the Naturopathic caduceus with Echinacea and Angelica, two medicinal plants that are beautifully decorative too!  Here’s a drawing of the caduceus…it may yet undergo some cosmetic (not naturopathic) surgery, but it’s what I’ve come up with thus far!  naturopatic caduceus


I hope you’re having a creative day!  Remember:  “The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him!”  Lamentations 3:25

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