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Gold Leaf Gilding & Other Gilding Variants Part 1

Gold Leaf Gilding & Other Gilding Variants Part I
Gilding is a term used to describe a variety of techniques used to to apply a thin layer of gold, either as leaf or in other forms, to the surface of various materials. A few of these materials that are often gilded include wood, stone, metal, glass and parchment. Gilding also refers to the application of other metals in the form of leaf or powder. Silver, platinum, […]

Gold Leaf Gilding & Other Gilding Variants Part 2

Gold Leaf Gilding & Other Gilding Variants- Part IIOil gilding is a process that is less complicated and less time consuming. The wood surface is prepared and made smooth with gesso or other coatings, smoothed and then well sealed. A very thin layer of a special oil varnish size or other adhesive size is brushed on top of the sealed surface and in a specified amount of time this will dry to a sight tackiness. […]

Antique Framed Mirrors

Framed mirrors have been used for centuries in many ways . They hang everywhere from the rooms of modest homes to the opulent spaces of grand palaces. Their reflective surfaces provide depth and sparkle by visually increasing the space of the room and by reflecting back and seeming to amplify the amount of light. Of course, mirrors also function in more utilitarian ways by allowing the viewer to see themselves.

Mirrors can be hung either framed […]

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