|'Among the Fields of Gold' 5x7 pastel with gold pigment ©Karen Margulis|
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I made a fun discovery today. I wanted to use up some paper that I had prepared and stored. Long forgotten was this piece of Uart that I covered with a wash of Schminke TriCol Metallic Powder. I was trying to get a feeling of gold leaf in my paintings. I wasn't very successful. So I stashed away the paper I had prepared.
|a peice of Uart with a gold wash|
So....Here I go again....What if I added some more of the powdered gold to the painting. But how to get it to stick? The directions on the bottle say to mix with water or paint. So I mixed up a puddle of gold paint and applied it to the painting with a fine paint brush. Oh what fun this was! I can only imagine the possibilities for adding gold on top of the pastel!
|Mixing the gold powder with a little bit of water|
Schminke Tri-Col Metallic Powders
These metallic powders are made with dry dextrine-glue binder. To obtain highly brilliant shiny watercolors just add water. The brilliance of these colors is unparalleled by any other product. Use with any water-based paint to achieve metallic effects.
|close up detail of the gold paint|