Drop D

23 karat gold and paint blackletter style dropcap D on light blue background with shades in blues and black pattern linework
Screenprinted, hand painted and gilded drop cap D in 23K XXX glass gold

Despite the 100+ degree temperatures this weekend, and likely about 10 degrees hotter still in my garage, I was able to put the finishing touches on a new gilding project. Given that this is only my second reverse glass gilding project, I can pick out all the flaws, but thankfully most add character or reinforce that it was made by a human and not a machine — so maybe not really flaws at all.