Traditional Water Gilding for Beveled Edge Frame Mats

Charles Douglas Gilding Studio ZOOM classes

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Traditional Water Gilding for Beveled Edge Frame Mats

Traditional Water Gilding for Beveled Edge Frame Mats

Designed for the Custom Picture Framer, this class takes the student through each step of the beautiful ancient method of traditional water gilding. This particular method of gilding brings an enhanced elegance to the beveled edge of frame mats often used for photographs and works of art on paper.

Students will learn to make and apply rabbit skin glue and gesso while gilding two class projects in 23kt gold leaf and 12kt white gold leaf over a choice of red, black, or blue clay boles. Gilding will be burnished bright and rubbed to reveal the underlying clay color.

Join us for this exciting and rare opportunity to learn this method of gilding as applied to the beveled edges of Frame Matting!


This is an 6 session class for a total of 9 hours. Each session is 90 minutes.

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New Class comng soon ZOOM TBD $290.00 AVAILABLE TBD

Class Materials

Charles Douglas Classes - Water Gilding

Discount code will be provided during your workshop!

Complete Class Kit - Special

Purchase all the recommended tools from this educational series in one easy step.

CDWG/KIT $ 350.00
Use discount code at checkout - provided by instructor - to save even more!
Class Kit

Also available, Sepp Leaf Professional Water Gilding Kits. Water Gilding Tool Kit, with gesso (whiting), rabbit skin glue, clay bole and genuine 22kt Gold leaf and our Water Gilding Materials Kit, including Gilders Tip brush, gilding pad and gilding knife at Water Gilding Kits.


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 special discount on 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
SL-6 $ 37.00
SL-6 Agate stone burnisher - Wood Handle - German
Agate Burnisher
61/2 $ 23.00
Pure Kazan Squirrel - Pointed - Quill Ferrule - Wood Handle - French
8mm Brush
625/1 $ 28.00
Mixed Squirrel - 1" Tapered - Metal Ferrule - Wood Handle - German
1" Brush
GK/S $ 39.00
Gilders Knife - Single edge with square tip 5½" blade
Gilders Knife
GP/D $ 64.00
Gilders Pad, Delux 7" x 9.1/2" W/O SHIELD - Italian
Gilders Pad
660D/1 $ 47.00
1 inch Flat Brush, Dark Ox Hair, Beveled Edge - German
1" Ox Brush
CARB3/1 $ 15.00
Florence Rouge Whiting - Gesso powder - 1 lb
Dry Gesso
RSG309/1 $ 21.00
Framers Glue - Rabbit Skin Glue - German Fine Granulated - 1 lb
Rabbit Skin Glue 1lb.
3355P/5 $ 17.00
Selhamin Red Bole - 5oz jar - Wet
Red Bole - Clay
MA23.00DB/B $ 96.00
Manetti Brand - 23kt Double Gold Leaf Book - Loose Leaf - 18 grams
23kt Gold Leaf

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