Creating a family heirloom
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Creating a family heirloom

Through a series of events, a friend’s family was separated from a family heirloom, and she asked if I could make an updated version. Although this was not my first experience with signpainting, this was my first experience with gold-leaf. This project took about 100 hours to complete. The words translate to God bless our home” in German.

Size: 24 in by 36 in
Materials: Gold and silver enamel, iridescent acrylic paint, gold leaf

A photo of the original
Evolution of the piece, responding to the feedback of add more decoration”