Printing on gold leaf

Added on by Mariana Vieira.

Getting ready an experiment - direct printing on gold leaf!

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For this first experiment, I wanted an image that would highlight the gold leaf, so Aspen trees in fall seemed like an obvious choice - I never think that paper does the gold leaves of fall justice when printed. The print quality was better than I hoped, but I need to improve my technique for laying the gold leaf more smoothly. I also attempted to smooth it with a soft steel wool, but that was not a good choice as it scratched the surface even with light pressure.

For this first experiment, I wanted an image that would highlight the gold leaf, so Aspen trees in fall seemed like an obvious choice - I never think that paper does the gold leaves of fall justice when printed. The print quality was better than I hoped, but I need to improve my technique for laying the gold leaf more smoothly. I also attempted to smooth it with a soft steel wool, but that was not a good choice as it scratched the surface even with light pressure.

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