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Classical miror gilding #5: Oil gilding with brass

289 days ago by Patricelejeune | 8 comments »

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 evenin...

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Classical miror gilding #2: Clay and gilding

330 days ago by Patricelejeune | 5 comments »

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

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Classical miror gilding #1: Starting over

330 days ago by Patricelejeune | 1 comment »

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...

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Empire Console Table Gilding #2: Whiting - Gesso, Clay

330 days ago by Patricelejeune | 2 comments »

This week, I am back on the Empire console table gilding, and after cleaning everyting to the gesso, I started to rebuild it. After couple layers I did some recutting of the gesso to make it sharper with improvised recutting tools. First layer of clay is yellow, be sure there is no white left Then as I found during the stripping process the clay was gray as often in american gilt piece. Notice that I leaved the yellow in the recess, as it will hide the possible...

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Empire Console Table Gilding #1: Cleaning the plaster

330 days ago by Patricelejeune | 2 comments »

Couple months ago Patrick acquired a console table which gilding rather than being repaired was plastered over. The first thing I tried was to clean the plaster to save the original surface The back feet were easy to clean as the plaster was water based and the decoration was oil based stencil We tried to take of the plaster with tools without damaging the glod, the plaster being water base and the gold also, water gilding. We discover the lower part was verdigris, as ...

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My Interior Projects and Artistic Creations

2045 days ago by mindseye | 12 comments »

A music video of some of my past projects. The projects range from painted floors to a home bar with a built in waterfall. Some other projects include: water walls, fountains, foil finishes, faux finishes, leafing, gilding furniture projects and a faux copper ceiling. Please leave comments and let me know what you think:)

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