It was time for a little bling and 23K gold did the trick nicely. Some variegated leaf on the upper portions of the lettering created even more sparkle and variety. Once the gilding had set it was time for more hand sculpting. It didn't take long to add the gravel and rocks to the top.
That too was allowed to cure before the base coats, blending and glazes were applied. Some subtle dry brushing finished off this layer. It looks a little like a fancy cake awaiting the topper which will begin soon.