Most of the supplies I used! I could not find quill so I used a speedball calligraphy set instead.
Pick the color of paper you want to use. I used the middle yellowish paper.
Start drawing out what you want your manuscript of. The manuscript that I was working off of was the Crucifixion from Northern France (around 1450 A.D). It's found in the Book of Hours.
I cut out a hole from a piece of graphing paper that way when writing my wrist will not smudge the pencil marks on the paper as easily.
I then started painting with red
And yellowish orange
I then went back and added some detail with the India ink
With the gold leaf, you'll need a primer of some sort. I used gilding adhesive. Gesso would work just as well.
Using the adhesive I painted a light coat of it on where I want the gold at
Let it dry till it gets tacky
And then lay on the gold leaf and press it on gently
Taking a brush start brushing over the area to get the excess gold off
I then went back and added some more as I brushed too much off
Add the finishing details and you're done!
- Parchment/vellum paper
- Acrylic if you want
- India ink
- Calligraphy kit with different tips
- Gold leaf
- A sort of primer for the gold leaf