Gilding waxes are easy and fun to use. They add a little sparkle to any project, humble or grand. You can use a small brush but personally I prefer using my finger to apply the waxes. There is something about the way your finger can just glide across the surface of a bead or relief that looks natural and authentic. Gilding waxes are the closest thing to the look of real gold leaf but are infinitely easier to apply.
By dipping a small brush 1” or 2” brush into mineral turps and wiping the excess on a paper towel, then dipping into the wax you can create a beautiful metallic glaze for your entire piece.
Mixing the gilding waxes together allows you a larger range of colors in which to make your piece unique.
Like all wax the gilding waxes clean up with mineral turps. If you get a bit in an unwanted spot simply saturate a cotton swab with a dab of mineral turps and wipe the area clean. You can also remove the gilding wax using some of Annie Sloan's Clear Soft Wax on a cloth as a eraser.