Martha Stewart liquid gilding is entirely reminiscent of the old school metallic markers that I used to use as a kid - the kind where you had to press in the tip a few times to start the flow of shiny ink. It smells the same too, so be sure to use it in a well ventilated area. Paint the feathers on top of the plastic bag and leave to dry before handling. When dry the feathers will easily peel off of the plastic. Clean your brush in paint thinner or specialty cleaner to remove the gilding.
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