You only want to make enough for your project. It is one part Gesso and one part water. We suggest straining this with cheese cloth.
Apply Your Gesso
Apply with an Artist Brush or Sponge Brush. Keep moving the brush around and load it up over the whole piece. Let it dry for 30 minutes. After it has dried, lightly sand with 220 grit sandpaper. Be sure to dust it after you sand. You want to do another coat if you want it that much more chippy.
Mix Your Milk Paints
Amy mixed 2 parts Amalfi Coast and 1 part Noir Milk Paint. Add your water - 1 part water and 1 part Milk Paint. Do not make this too thick! Continue agitating the paint and mixing as you are painting.
Paint With Your Milk Paint
Cover the entire piece with your Milk Paint mixture.
Apply your Antiquing Glaze with a sea sponge to your piece. Let it dry completely!
Time To Gild
Use Frankly Scarlet One Step Paint and roll it on to your piece with an artist brush to add detail. Then take your Gilding Size and dip your brush in, offload, and roll it on to your piece. Let your size come to tack. Lay your gold leaf down and burnish it. The more you burnish it the prettier your leaf will be! Burnish it by rubbing it with your hands. Take a chip brush and rub off the gold leaf. Take some steel wool to your piece to blend everything together.
Let your piece dry completely. Apply your Light Wax, Dark Wax, and Dust of Ages.