Today I tried the gold/enamel on my piece from the other day. First I did a layer of gold foil, then a layer of clear enamel with a layer of mandarin orange over that. I didn't like the way the mandarin orange covered the gold so much so I layered more gold with clear enamel. I left some of the orange enamel "peeking" out so that it looks old and cracked....I can always layer more gold if I feel like it. I need to study it for bit before I go any farther.