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Gilding Kit

Includes all the tools and materials to apply imitation gold, aluminum (imitation silver) and copper leaf. Set contains one 4 oz. bottle of Gilding Size, natural hair brush, cotton and mixing sticks, wet/dry paper and book of leaf. Water-based. Each book contains 25 leaves.
Each leaf is 5.5" x 5.5" square. Approx coverage is 5.25 sq. ft.

$ 28.95


Antiquing glaze creates the soft glow of slightly tarnished silver.

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Gilding Books!

Gilding: The Glory of Gold

The Glory of Gold

Turn almost any object into a gold-plated work of art. Colorful and simple instructions make it easy. Start with the surfaces that are easiest for gilding--wood, then plastic, then stainless steel, glass, and ceramic. Along with projects come practical tips and imaginative suggestions for both small- and large-scale techniques, so you can either add light detailing or go for a total transformation.

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Antiquing Center

The GIldedPlanet partners with artSparx.com to bring you precise step-by-step Antiquing techniques . Visit artSparx.com Antique Center for detailed Step-by-step tutorials now.


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Basic Antiquing Techniques
Antiquing is the process of aging a surface to produce a time-worn appearance. There are many methods of antiquing objects, furniture, mural paintings and wall surfaces. 
  General Antiquing Methods & Principles   Antique Parchment Glaze 
  The "Classic Antique Glaze   Furniture Antiquing 
  Antiquing with oil glazes   Antique Plaster Effects
  Antiquing with water based glazes   Antique Bronzing Patina
  Antiquing with waxes   Antique wood grain
      Antique Red Lacquer paint treatment
  Antiquing Gilt surfaces    
  Antiquing Gold Leaf    
  Antiquing Silver Leaf    

Adding the finishing touches to your furniture, decorative object or gilt surface requires just the right know-how. artSparx delivers the expertise to give your project a sophisticated finish with an extra glow.

These step-by-step Antiquing tutorial include:

  • Insuring your surface is ready to be antiqued.

  • Antiquing and aging your painted or gilt surface.

  • Using oil-based or acrylic based paints

  • Color mixing recipe

  • Application Procedures

  • Clean up and detailing your object.

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Antiquing Solutions  

Exterior Gold Leafing Tips
Practical information for completing your exterior gilding
project with expertise, and durability.

Transform everyday objects into heirlooms.
The process known as Gilding simply means the application of
gold or silver leaf to a surface that has been properly prepared with
an adhesive known as 'gold size'. 


Silver leafing techniques

Gold leafing techniques

Silver Leafing

& Aluminum Leafing

Silver leafing can add charm
and personality to even the most
ordinary objects.

Gold Leafing
Composition & Imitation Gold Leafing

Gold Leafing might be just the right
accent you're looking for! These straight forward step-by-step methods helps
get the job done right.

Know your materials - understand your methods....

Applying the right base color is an essential step for creating proper tone and luster for any gilding project. Should it be black, yellow, blue, red or even green? All these colors might work, but which one is right for you?

Appling gold, silver or copper leaf can be fun, just keep that
fan off and the windows closed...

Gently applying Silver leaf.
Hold firmly and carefully attach leaf to surface.

Complete the process with the perfect antique glaze.

Create the soft glow of slightly tarnished silver, or a rustic antique appearance straight from the hills of Tuscany.

Aluminum Leaf

Dutch Gold or
composition leaf

Aluminum Leaf imitates the illusion of genuine Silver, at a fraction of the cost. Each individual sheet is bigger and easier to handle then its genuine counter part.

Purchase Aluminum Leaf
Purchase 23 kt. Leaf

The same applies for 'Dutch Gold', or 'Composition Leaf'. But due to the large brass content, this imitation gold must have a sealer applied to prevent tarnishing, unlike genuine gold leaf.

Purchase Composition Leaf
Purchase 23 kt. Leaf

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