I love this Royal Gold acrylic paint by Old Holland. It is a super warm gold of one the best brands I know. This is artist quality, all right! Nope, not cheap. But oh – so beautiful!

(Watch video on YouTube herehttps://youtu.be/x50QFMZTPGw)




Royal Gold is part of the Old Holland New Masters Iridescent series. Besides Royal Gold I also adore the color ‘Aluminium‘, which is a stunning silver. The reason why I love these two metallic colors so much is because they are ultra opaque. Most of the silvers and golds from other brands are transparent or semi-transparent. But these from Old Holland or the most opaque iridescent heavy body acrylics I’ve ever seen; so far.

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Art Supplies

The art supplies that I used to decorate this art journal cover are:

  • Royal gold acrylic paint (Old Holland)
  • Titanium white acrylic paint (Ara)
  • Cadmium red deep acrylic paint (Old Holland)
  • Mars black acrylic paint (Ara)
  • Matte acrylic gel medium (Liquitex)
  • Big flat brush (Liquitex)
  • Small flat brush
  • Black Indian ink (Talens)
  • Dip pen and nib
  • Brayer
  • Bubble plastic
  • Gelli plate gel printing
  • Graphite pencil
  • Washi tape
  • Pretty lokta and washi papers from Nepal and Japan
  • An art journal, to decorate


I am free

I previously used the royal gold acrylic paint in this youtube video called “I am free” (which is also available as a free mini-workshop here!) https://youtu.be/KNuvqIS4lbc

P.S. This post is NOT sponsored by Old Holland, or any other brand. I am a genuine enthusiast.

With love,
Marieke Blokland


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