Gilding the lily...
After an absence of more than a month in which I had a lovely vacation and didn't do much miniature work, regular life started again this week. On Thursday I thought I would make a little tutorial on how I do the gilding on my miniatures as this was something I had promised to explain to one of our fellow bloggers.
I thought making a video would be the best option, so it would be as if you were taking a class and you could all see what I do . Quick and easy. Or so I thought. Oh the filming was easy enough, but then the process of trying the get the video from the camera onto my computer....
It took me 2 and a half days (yes, really!) and all of my wit and ingenuity to get it downloaded onto my computer, edited and then uploaded onto YouTube. It was driving me up the walls! And yes, I read the camcorder's instruction manual, installed their software and googled every imaginable option. It just didn't do what it said it should do. Grrr, so annoying! Next time I will just use my digital camera's video function. It may be of lesser quality but I have it downloaded (in the right format!) in a few minutes.
Gilding miniatures with gold leaf (part one)
In this video I show and talk about some of the miniatures I have gilded and about the materials I use for gilding dolls house miniatures.
Gilding miniatures with gold leaf (part two)
In this video I show you how I do the actual gilding of my miniatures. The process is really very simple but the results are great!
The videos are much longer than I anticipated, so if you have a spare half hour, get yourself some tea or coffee, sit back and watch. I hope it is of some use to you! Obviously... ;-)))