Posted by Janelle Cunningham on

I love adding gold to my paintings, so why wouldn’t I have the option to add gold to your prints?! Many of my prints have the option to add "Hand-applied Gold", but you may wonder what the difference is between the golds available. Here’s a little guide to hopefully make it easier for you to choose from.

There are two golds options. One is an Iridescent deep acrylic gold, and the other is Imitation gold leaf made with metal. Here are some differences of the two:

Acrylic Gold

The acrylic gold goes on just like paint. Its a smooth, but shimmery bright gold!

Gold Leaf

The gold leaf is much tricker to apply and its price is adjusted to reflect that. However, it can really leave an impression! This gold is mirror-like and reflects more light than than the acrylic.

You really can’t go wrong with either golds, but you may choose not to have the gold embellishment added to your print. That is just fine! I work very hard to edit the gold on the print to look its brightest, and in my opinion, still looks pretty darn good.

All the gold that is added are done by hand and may have some slight differences.

Let me know if you have any other gold questions by emailing me at

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