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Forum topic by shipwright posted 12-12-2010 09:06 PM 1175 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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shipwright

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12-12-2010 09:06 PM

This is a photo of a sign I carved for our front gate four years ago. The drizzly day
does not allow the pic to do the material justice but I can tell you that it looks, after 3 winters and four summers, just about as good as it did when it was new. I’m not saying that it looks like real gold leaf, but at the price it’s pretty impressive stuff. If I could actually find the package, this would be in the reviews but I can’t right now so all I can say is that it’s very cheap and can be found in craft stores.

Again the photo does not show the real color or the real metallic sheen.
If you’re thinking gold leaf and don’t want to practice on the really expensive “real thing” this is worth your time. Try it.

It was my first carving project so I’m not really showing that off here.

Thanks

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


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mickyd

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#1 posted 12-12-2010 10:03 PM

Is the product called “Imitation Gold Leaf”?

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shipwright

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#2 posted 12-12-2010 10:06 PM

Maybe. I’m going to have a better look for it. I think it’s still around somewhere.

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

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#3 posted 12-12-2010 11:14 PM

That is pretty impressive after that length of time.. It sure is a pretty sign and your carving ability is really great for the first time!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 12-19-2010 10:46 PM

I found the stuff finally or rather my wife did . You can find it here: http://www.speedballart.com/our-products.php?cat=18

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

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