More of my fantasy sculpture appears in this gallery:[link]
This was an unusually project for me. I took a resin cast figurine of the Egyptian cat god Bastet and added vulture-like wings. I sprayed painted the black resin first with "hammered bronze" for texture. Then I added a coat of gold paint Then I applied clear fixative to smooth out the joins. Over this I sprayed a second gold coat for depth. Finally I appied faux gold metallic leaf.
I have personally seen Egyptian statuary that had been gold leafed. I was able to replicate the look fairly closely.
photo (c) John P. Alexander