First off, let me say - calligraphy * crazy flourishings done by Mistress Aneira (my laurel), not me!
All I did was the border illuminations.
Is for mah apprenti sistah (Thing 1 WOO!!!). She made me the most purtiest pearl medallion, and I am useless apprenti who can only do one thing, paint, so I do that for her.
The gold paint is real shell gold. It was way harder than I thought it would be to do colorful cross-hatching in gouache on top of black acrylic paint. Le sigh. This scroll, it gave me a time. But I love the black and white thing halves thing, it is a skunk scroll!
Based on a combo of pages from the Mira calligraphiae monumenta (calligraphed in 1561-62, painted c. 1542-1601).