Plaster casts can also be water gilded in gold leaf and burnished. Using a 2-part non-toxic silicone mould, casts can be made from any solid object and water gilded.
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.
Traditional water gilding is one of the oldest crafts and artforms traced back to the Early Egyptians, a method later refined during the Renaissance where very thin layers of gold leaf are applied to objects often made of wood and burnished to a brilliant lustre with an agate stone.
Plaster as well as a casting material known as Hydrocal, used in the field of gold leaf restoration, can also be water gilded in gold leaf and burnished. Using a 2-part non-toxic silicone mould, casts can be made from any solid object and water gilded.
During this 6-week Online class students will learn to create moulds of any solid object of their choice and to create a cast in Hydrocal, a gypsum product somewhat stronger than and related to plaster. We then go through each step of the ancient method of traditional water gilding, from preparing rabbit skin glue size, gesso, and bole to gilding, burnishing, and toning.
Learn to create a personal object of art as a decorative accessory, art for display, or a simple Touchstone for your desk, beautifully gilded and burnished in genuine 23k gold leaf!
All classes are Live on Zoom and recorded for viewing by students. Recordings remain accessible for six months. A Question/Answer period takes place at the end of each session.
|September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 2022||ZOOM||1:00pm - 2:30pm PST (4:00pm - 5:30pm EST)||$275.00||AVAILABLE||REGISTER NOW|
Use discount code at checkout - provided by instructor - to save even more!
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.
Pure Sable Kolinsky Gilder's Tip - Single - 3.5" width x 2" Length - French
|MA13 $ 68.50
MA13 Agate stone burnisher - Wood Handle - German
Pure Kazan Squirrel - Pointed Mop - Quill Ferrule - Wood Handle - French
|625/1 $ 28.00
Mixed Squirrel - 1" Tapered - Metal Ferrule - Wood Handle - German
|GK/S $ 39.00
Gilders Knife - Single edge with square tip 5½" blade
|GP/D $ 74.00
Gilders Pad, Delux 7" x 9.1/2" W/O SHIELD - Italian
|943/3/4 $ 20.00
Pure Ox Hair. 3/4". Metal ferrule and a raw wood handle.
|3/4" Ox Brush|
|CARB3/1 $ 15.00
Florence Rouge Whiting - Gesso powder - 1 lb
|RSG330/1 $ 24.00
Framers Glue - Rabbit Skin Glue - German Fine Granulated - 1 lb
|Rabbit Skin Glue 1lb.|
|3355P/5 $ 46.50
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|