Handpainted Gold

I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect gold paint for embellishing my prints. I tried a few reputable acrylic brands and struggled to get that beautiful, opaque liquid gold look. I think their main purpose was to add a glittery quality or a light sheen to other colors but I wanted more.

It was only when I stopped looking that finally found the holy grail of gold paint. Isn’t that just always the way? Holbein’s metallic gouaches are exactly what I’ve been looking for. They mix easily (I custom mixed the shade of gold here) and after adding a bit of water until the consistency was like melted ice cream, the coverage is still amazing.

Looking forward to trying more acrylic gouaches brands to see how they stack against Holbein. Any suggestions?