I wanted the inside of this pot to look like molten lava. I gold leafed the inside, leaving cracks of the dark glaze peeking through. I tinted the top coat of polyurethane with some red acrylic paint. It was a difficult job to get the leaf into the small opening of the pot. Klutzy me managed to spill the sizing and pretty much leaf my entire brush, but I am happy with the result. The Mud Dragon seems to like it too!