Gilding is a decorative technique for applying a very thin coating of gold to solid surfaces such as metal (most common), wood, porcelain, or stone. A gilded object is also described as "gilt". Methods of gilding include hand application and gluing, typically of gold leaf, chemical gilding, and electroplating, the las also called gold plating.
Gilding gives an object a gold appearance at a fraction of the cost of creating a solid gold object. In addition, a solid gold piece would often be too soft or too heavy for practical use. A gilt surface also does not tarnish as silver does.
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Variegated leaf is a metal leaf that has been specially treated in order to develop all-new colouration not present in the original metal. It comes in a wide variety of shades and patterns and can be used in most projects where you would use other metal leaves.
For gilding with real leaf gold, the agate tip burnisher is the perfect tool. To obtain a desired golden shine, it is essential to polish the golden surface with an agate burnisher, this also guarantees the good adhesion of the gold leaf on your surface.
Polished Agate Burnisher.Available in different models.
Gilder´s clay base is a preparation, generally colored, applied in a uniform layer and thin enough as the underside to receive gold or other sheet metals in the process of gilding in water, on wood or in illumination.
Available in yellow, red or black.
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