Classical miror gilding #1: Starting over

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Blog entry by Patricelejeune posted 05-25-2013 06:24 PM 1151 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Patrick has a miror in stock, real nice, with the original glass.

A guy thought he will strip it and then left it for dead. Patrick bought it and now it is on my gilding table.

As it was already half-stripped nothing could be saved, it was time to start over.

The miror has classic elements on compo (composite elements), molded decoration elements. Those parts are traditionaly oil gilded in brass, and the rest is water gilded. It gives a contrast mat (oil gilding) and shiny (water gilding). I redid the gesso (whiting) and painted the original colors on the oil gilding parts.

There is a decoration of water gilded balls hanging. They receive also the gesso.

-- Patrice lejeune

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#1 posted 05-26-2013 03:53 AM


We always enjoy your blogs. There is so much to learn and you are an excellent teacher. This looks like it will be a labor of love.


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