white Victorian-style fruit bowl
- brown acrylic paint
- size (glue)
- silver leaf
- sponge brush
- fabric gloves
- piece of velvet
- old towel
- spray varnish/clear lacquer
- Follow steps 1 to 6 of the basic gilding method on November blog post. I did not paint the ceramics with white or yellow paint as indicated there, but used a dark brown colour as a base coat instead.
- For a rustic look, rub off some of the silver leaf with an old towel to reveal the brown undercoat before applying a varnish.
- When you are satisfied with your recreation you can spray varnish it with a clear lacquer and leave to dry.