Antique Dutch Black Finish. How to make the perfect picture frame.

with Gilded leaf edge

ZOOM classes with Charles Douglas Gilding Studio

The GildedPlanet.com is excited to partner with the Charles Douglas Gilding Studio to provide you with the highest quality, hands on training for the gilding arts.

Gilding Workshop
gold leaf classes
Creating the Antique Dutch Black Finish...with Genuine Silver gilt edge

Join us as we go through each step of the Antique Dutch Black Finish as inspired by 17thc frames from Holland.

Before we're finished we'll gild the frame edge in genuine Silver Leaf and tone with an antique wash.

A rare opportunity to learn this beautiful finish for picture frames!

Note: Materials list will be provided for all classes.

Dutch Black will require shellac (ruby, orange or clear in order of preference). Also, casein paint: black, raw umber, and yellow ochre as well as denatured alcohol and a raw wood picture frame or other raw wood object which you would like to apply this finish.


This is an 8 session class for a total of 12 hours. Each session is 90 minutes.

Date Location Time Price Status Register Now
September 10, 17, 24; OCTOBER 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2021 ZOOM 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST (4:00pm - 5:30pm EST; Adjust for International Time Zones; US Time Change moves forward 1 hour March 14, 2021) $290.00 AVAILABLE
Dutch Black: Sept. 10, 17, 24; Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2021

Charles Douglas Studios Oil Gilding Kit
CDOG/KIT $ 240.00
GILDER’S KIT FOR “OIL GILDING” CLASSES
Oil based

Purchase class items individualy

Re-load on essential items!!! Every artist knows that If you use your tools right, then they will preform for you. True work horses - and in a pinch, you know which are your "go-to" tools. But even your hardest working friends need refreshing. Now is your time. And enjoy a 5% discounton the folowing items, exclusively through the Charles Douglas Gilding Studio Workshops. Thanks for participating in our workshops!

Use discount code at checkout - provided by instructor - to save even more!

25S/3 $ 22.50
Blue Squirrel Hair - Single - 3" width x 2" Length - German
954/1/2 $ 9.00
Wash Brush, FLAT 1/2" - Mixed Squirrel. German
954/3/4 $ 11.00
Wash Brush, FLAT 3/4" - Mixed Squirrel. German
GK/S $ 39.00
Gilders Knife - Single edge with square tip 5½" blade
GP/D $ 80.00
Gilders Pad, Delux 7" x 9.1/2" W/O SHIELD - Italian
DQ/4 $ 11.75
Dux Quick Dry Oil Size - 4 oz
MA23.00DB/B $ 96.00
Manetti Brand - 23kt Double Gold Leaf Book - Loose Leaf - 18 grams

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