Classical miror gilding #2: Clay and gilding

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Blog entry by Patricelejeune posted 05-25-2013 06:30 PM 1006 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Starting over Part 2 of Classical miror gilding series Part 3: Gilding balls »

Couple weeks ago I have been making some progress on the frame.

I did the clay on the part that will be water gilded, red everywhere except on the columns which were ocre.

I also started the gilding with 23K gold until I run out of gold. I received it recently and will soon carry on the gilding. I will try to do videos to show the process, especially for the balls which have a nice neat trick.

The balls also receive yellow then red

-- Patrice lejeune

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#1 posted 05-25-2013 07:17 PM

I would love to see the video.

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#2 posted 05-26-2013 04:01 AM


We hope you’ll show some more still photos as well since we can’t view video on our dial-up!


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#3 posted 05-26-2013 12:03 PM

Everything you do is so artistic and beautiful ,I’m looking forward to see the video.

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#4 posted 05-27-2013 03:07 AM

So much to learn, so little time. I’ll be watching.
Thanks Patrice.

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#5 posted 06-06-2013 05:01 PM

Here is the link to the video

I will finish to gild my balls (no pun intended) today or tomorrow and have Patrick do some picture so everyone can see.


-- Patrice lejeune

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