Category Archives: How To Guides

GLASS GILDING

This entry was posted on 1:47 pm March 22, 2017

There are many ways to glass gild from signage work for solicitors or public house through to Eglomise but covered in this particular fact sheet is gilding on glass for signage work.   1. Sketch of lettering or design prepared on thin paper. Outline traced in Brunswick Black to be seen on reserve side. Fasten […]

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BASIC TOOLS USED IN GILDING

This entry was posted on 1:35 pm March 22, 2017

1. GILDER’S CUSHION This is a piece of MDF approximately 9 inches by 6 inches. It is covered with thick blanket and the stretched over this is a soft calf skin leather, this is tacked into position to the four edges of the board. At one end and partly round two sides is a parchment […]

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OIL GILDING

This entry was posted on 1:31 pm March 22, 2017

Oil Gilding is the process of using Oil-based size (glue) to adhere Gold Leaf, be it Loose or Transfer (Patent) to a particular surface or substrate, and is the only choice if gilding externally or damp conditions. There are several types of oil size, ranging from quick drying sizes which are 1 hour or less […]

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GILDING ON STONE

This entry was posted on 1:24 pm March 22, 2017

When gilding externally on stone we would recommend that you use 23.5ct Gold Leaf or above, as anything lower in carat will tarnish due to the elements outside. When carving the lettering in stone, hand cut lettering will always look better than sandblasted lettering, this is because the V shape catches the light and reflects […]

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A GUIDE TO APPLYING IMITATION GOLD/SILVER LEAF & COPPER LEAF

This entry was posted on 1:09 pm March 22, 2017

Imitation Leaf and Copper Leaf are thicker than Genuine God Leaf but still need to be handled with care as the leaf can tear or become creased very easily.   Prior to gilding you will need to ensure the that surface is clean, dry and dust free. When you have prepared the surface, apply a […]

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