Mine included three ceramic pumpkins from the dollar store, gold leaf, and adhesive and foam brushes.
I dipped directly into the size and painted directly onto the ceramic surface.
My foam brush made the size bubble a little, which I think may have affected the final results. In the book, a paintbrush was used. Whoops.
Once the size has dried for 30 minutes, the gold leafing can be directly applied to the pumpkin surface.
I tapped lightly with a different (not wet) foam brush. Gold leafing went everywhere.