Classical miror gilding #6: Finishing and patina

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Blog entry by Patricelejeune posted 07-06-2013 09:30 PM 999 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here we go for the last step

Wear is applied with still wool or pumice
Brass is paler than gold so I spray it with my beige and orange shellac to tune up the color.
Then I spay the all thing to seal and protect all the surfaces.
You have to spray from far so It does not coat the surface but land as pebbles and keep a none varnished look which makes it look like plastic

The brass turn slightly pinkish coper like with the orange shellac

so I finish it up with blond and beige.

Wear and patina

A little clean up just enough to loose a ball, i have to put it back… installing the mirror, et voilĂ .
From junked trashed antique

To good looking again. Ready to find a home

Thanks for following the progress on that job!

-- Patrice lejeune

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#1 posted 07-07-2013 04:05 AM

Hey Patrice, you’re what I call an airplane craftsman ….. way over my head (and I think that goes for a lot of us here).

Just so nicely done!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#2 posted 07-07-2013 04:58 AM


Your workmanship is always over-the-top. I really like gilded accent pieces but this particular style is not my taste in accessories. I’m certain someone will be delighted with the outstanding work. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge so freely with us.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#3 posted 07-08-2013 06:24 PM

That came out real good Patrice. I love seeing your posts.

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