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Classical miror gilding #5: Oil gilding with brass

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Blog entry by Patricelejeune posted 382 days ago 831 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Gilding and Burnishing Gold Leafs Part 5 of Classical miror gilding series Part 6: Finishing and patina »

Oil gilding is supposed to be easier than the water gilding but go figure I am less comfortable and good with it

Your surface needs to be dried and totally sealed, shellac is good for that

Size is applied as nice and thin as possible, also a very even layer even in the recess but be sure there is some in those bloody recess.
The size have a different working time.
On that project I used a slow size which requires an 12 hours drying period prior to gilding. I put it late in the evening and start early the next morning.

Brass is applied directly for the book

Push down gently to be well stuck on the size

Here is the video

Same everywhere, at least 2 layers on the carvings and press it well.

-- Patrice lejeune



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tinnman65

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#1 posted 382 days ago

Very nice post Patrice, that mirror is going to be beautiful. I can’t wait to see video.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#2 posted 382 days ago

Thank you, I am currently editing it!!

-- Patrice lejeune

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Gary

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#3 posted 382 days ago

This is great. I’ve always wanted to see this done.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 382 days ago

Oil gilding sounds like a good idea. I haven’t heard of it. Gilding has always been on my bucket list of things to try someday.

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shipwright

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#5 posted 382 days ago

You’re such a tease Patrice. Now we all have to hold our breath(s) and wait for the big reveal.
Can’t wait.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#6 posted 382 days ago

Gilding looks like it would be a very rewarding technique to do once you have finished the project and as a master craftsman you make it look almost easy!

I’m enjoying your posts, as I have not ventured into this form of woodworking yet.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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mmh

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#7 posted 382 days ago

Which is considered more durable if any? Oil vs. water gilding?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Patricelejeune

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#8 posted 381 days ago

Oil gilding is used for the outside sculpture so technically ti is more durable but can not be burnished.
The oil gilding is sensitive to solvents, the water gilding is sensitive to water.

-- Patrice lejeune

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