Posted by Tina
on March 14, 2014 / Posted in Uncategorized
Gold leaf (who said it was easy!): a few piccies showing stages for guilding of illuminated letters.
1. Gesso applied and sanded to a smooth finish.
2. First layer of gold leaf applied to half the illumination.
3. Second complete layer of 23 3/4 ct gold applied and burnished to high shine, ready for water colour paint and patterns to be added.