Verb: to skewer. Not just for making kabobs! In decorative painting, skewering is the act of removing the lap mark of excess leaf from your freshly gilded surface. Using soft brush for skewering is crucial, as metal leaf will scratch easily. Before skewering … Skewering in process. See also a video post on the full […]
22K, oil size surface leaf on the gate of the Palace of Versailles. Notice the background palace with gilded roof done with same gold. There are several million dollar worth of gold in the gilding at the palace. Remember: real gold is an inalterable material (it does not oxidize or rust) and therefore, perfect for […]
Watch Pierre transfer loose leaf from a book to the surface. Also, see how to take care of minor touch-ups using a traditional and job site-practical methods. To see the gilding brushes used in this video, check out our gilding page.
Prior to the 19th century, water gilding was the only method used for all gilding projects. Today, this method is mostly used for frames, furniture accents, restoration projects, and other small and intricate projects. Water gilding takes years to perfect. As you will read, there are many steps that require patience and skill. This type […]