We absolutely love our modern computer operated tools. But we also use tried and true old school methods as well when it's appropriate. All of our painting in the shop is done by hand - with a brush. It just suits our style and adds a special magic that can't be achieved any other way. We also love to use real 23K gold leaf on various projects when the need arises. Nothing comes close to the brightness and shine of real gold. Below, Angie carefully applies the gold leaf to the lettering on one of the panels for Peter's Sign Challenge piece.