My gilding knives will last for generations, they are made from the finest Sheffield steel with bone handles.
Price $27.00/£13.99 shipping included
I have made these large gilding cushions myself, they are made to accommodate the sheets of composition gold leaf which is always manufactured in large sized sheets compared to English gold leaf for example which is sold in small sheets. A normal sized gilding cushion made for English gold leaf would not be big enough for the sheets of composition gold leaf.
This is the shellac size I use myself and recommend you try, some people advocate the use of an oil based size, some prefer a water based size, I use shellac as it is very easy to prepare and dries quickly, it can also be used to seal the leaf and imparts a pleasing colour to the gold.
In my opinion this two part crackle varnish is the easiest to get good results from, I have tried various crackle varnishes, but this is the most predictable in use that I have found. Full instructions for using this crackle varnish is contained in the free manual available from the downloads page.
Price per 50ml bottle of bottom coat and top coat. $23.00/£11.99
This is the new glaire manufactured by J.Hewit & Sons Ltd in England. It's water based so poses no problem from fumes unlike the other popular shellac based glair, BS Glaire.
This is the size you need for gilding onto leather.
It is easy to apply with a brush or cotton wool pad, you can also leave this glaire once applied and come back months later if needed to do the gilding.
Price $17.00/£8.99 including shipping
380g pack of gilders whiting.
Price $9.80/£4.99 including shipping
50g of Fine grade pumice powder, this is essential for keeping the gilding cushion free of grease.
Price $9.20/£4.50 including shipping
Composition gold leaf is a vastly under rated material, I used it all the time on leather bindings in place of gold foil.
Composition gold leaf comes in various shades, the one I sell here is a very close match to 23 carat gold leaf in colour, it looks very convincing when used in place of genuine gold leaf.
You can purchase it here from this site at prices lower than most places online and lower than you would pay in a store.
These prices are all inclusive, they include all taxes and shipping by airmail to your door whether in Europe or the USA.
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