This Angel needs to rest!
Freshly gilded, I will want it to cure before the next step.
What I have done is layed the leaf, after a while, I tapped
it like a watermelon!
When it sounded dry, I burnished the highlights with an
agate to shine it up some.
The copper sections were oil gilded, or surface gilded.
Simply brush a thin layer of oil size on with a quill brush,
when the size reaches 'tack' the copper can be layed.
Oil gilding, or surface gilding is different from water gilding.
I will discuss this on another post.
There is a big difference between the two, and you should
be aware of these differences. As a customer, and an artist!