Since I've decided to start the New Year off with the goal to incorporate new techniques and try different medias, I decided to try Gilder's paste. Normally, I work with brands like Swellegant, Vintaj metal patinas, and other paint forms.
I am finding that I love the effects of combining Vintaj metal patina and Gilder's paste. The combination gives a blend of warm earthy antiqued tones with dark accents and soft golden highlights.
With the earrings I have been working on I used Vintaj Earth and Gold Baroque Art Gilder's Paste. I applied Vintaj Earth first and let it dry. I then applied the Gilder's paste, let it dry, and then gently polished them.
I also discovered a great way to apply the Gilder's paste - I use an eye shadow applicator. You can buy a pack of disposable ones pretty cheap and they work great. I tried my finger (too messy), paper towels, cloths, paint brushes, and found the spongy eyeshaddow applicators work the best.