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March 17, 2009

How to gild a frame — Karl Zipser gives a lesson


Above, gilding tools.

"To attach the gold to the frame, I use a mordant which is simply oil paint with extra thick oil and some oil varnish blended in. When the mordant dries but is still sticky, gold leaf will adhere to it."

"I use the flat brush [below]


to move the gold leaf to the frame and to press it gently onto the mordant."

"Then I use a soft paint brush [below]


to press the leaf further against the mordant."

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Will he show us how to gild the lily next?

Posted by: Randee | Mar 17, 2009 12:32:12 PM

Theodore Gray on making everything golden.

Posted by: Daniel Rutter | Mar 17, 2009 10:37:54 AM

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