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Classical miror gilding #4: Gilding and Burnishing Gold Leafs

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« Part 3: Gilding balls Part 4 of Classical miror gilding series Part 5: Oil gilding with brass »

The balls are ready so it is time to finish the water gilding.

With a brush called mop you reactivate the stickiness of the glue and clay of the clay layer and your gold will just be sucked in place by the water and stuck there

It is always amazing to me that after so much care for such thin particles of gold you come in with a burnisher and rub the hell out of it…

Notice the difference between the burnished and none burnished area. You can play with shinny and mat area for effects. But in that case, it was all burnished

Done with water gilding

Next, oil gilding wear and patina

-- Patrice lejeune



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#1 posted 424 days ago

This project has a huge amount of detail and work in it!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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