Applying Gold Leaf (Not Easy!)

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.

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1. Gesso applied and sanded to a smooth finish.

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2. First layer of gold leaf applied to half the illumination.

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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.

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