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
Includes all the tools and
materials to apply imitation gold 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
contains 25 leaves.
Each leaf is
5.5" x 5.5"
Approx coverage is 5.25 sq. ft.
This detailed demonstration shows you how to apply genuine gold, silver, imitation gold, aluminum and copper leaf to objects and furniture using the classic 3 hour oil size method. Brought to you by the folks at gildedplanet.com, you'll learn about types of adhesive, tacking and drying rates, easy leaf application tips and cleaning and burnishing the leaf.
Different leaf types
What type of leaf should i use?
Learn the difference between loose leaf, patent leaf, transfer leaf and ribbon leaf. It's all in the packaging.
Transform everyday objects into
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'.
Bole - Traditionally, bole is a term that
identifies a pigmented clay. This clay acts as
the base, or cushion, for the subsequent layer
of gold leaf. Classically terre-cotta in color,
the clay can be built up quickly, then polished
to a very smooth surface.
Contemporary gilding does not use clay, but
simulates the effect by adding a colored paint
that replicates the clay effect.
Size- General term used to identify the
adhesive that attaches the leaf to a
There are different types of size, depending
on the form of gilding.
Gold Leafing might be just the right
accent you're looking
for! These straight forward step-by-step methods helps
the job done right.
materials - understand your
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
firmly and carefully attach leaf to
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