The Art of Book Edge Gilding.

How to gold leaf book edges.

Book Edge Gilding, the art of applying gold leaf to the paper edges of books. Learn to prepare and seal the paper edge, apply a clay bole ground, prepare an egg white size known as glair, and gild and burnish genuine 23k gold leaf.

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.

How to gold leaf book edges.
An Introduction to the Art of Book Edge Gilding

Join us for this very special month long Zoom! Online series on Book Edge Gilding, the art of applying gold leaf to the paper edges of books. Designed for the beginner, students will learn to prepare and seal the paper edge, apply a clay bole ground, prepare an egg white size known as glair, and gild and burnish genuine 23k gold leaf.

Intended as an entry-level introduction to this beautiful method of gilding for book edges this series is well-suited for creating gilt edges for personal use and a perfect starting-point for further study in the book arts.

All classes are Live on Zoom and recorded for viewing by students which remain accessible through the end of the Quarter.

A Materials list will be made available on this website for download soon! Or contact the Instructor Charles Douglas for further info at charles.studio@usa.net.


This is an 4 session class for a total of 6 hours. Each session is 90 minutes.

Date Location Time Price Status Register Now
October 6, 13, 20, 27 2021 ZOOM 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST (4:00pm - 5:30pm EST) - Adjust for International Time Zones $145.00 8 Student Max AVAILABLE
Select Intro to Bookedge Gilding: Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021

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