The following materials/techniques are used:
miniatures typically fall under the 1/6
rule, i.e., the subject matter is 1/6 life-size or less, or if abstract, then in the
spirit of miniaturism.
watercolors used are opaque, known as gouache, allowing lighter colors to be used on darker grounds.
fine 22k gold leaf is adhered using a centuries-old recipe for gesso as a base, then adhering the gold leaf to the surface.
calfskin, or vellum, is used for the
among the mixed media used are semi-precious gems, pearls, glass, wire and wood.
example of miniature in opaque watercolor and 22k gold leaf on calfskin
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