Here you will find a range of gold leaf supplies that includes
everything in the price, no extra taxes, no extra for
shipping or handling.
I never did like visiting a website, and after looking at the
price, I am then charged extra amounts for taxes and shipping and
watch the price creep up, well no one likes that, so on my
site the price you see is the final price.
I have put together a very nice gilding kit, the kit comprises a
solid hard wood hinged box with a gilders cushion mounted on the
A genuine bone handled gilders knife plus an agate
You also get a book of imitation gold leaf plus pumice
powder which is used to de grease the cushion.
Because of the value of this item it will be shipped by surface
mail, fully insured.
shipping and taxes
A genuine agate
burnisher at a very affordable price, I imported this from China
where they have been gilding for many centuries, it is less than
half the price of burnishers currently available. Essential if you
wish to be able to burnish highlights when using gesso.
Price $23.68/£11.99 shipping
gilding knives will last for generations, they are made from the
finest Sheffield steel.
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. A normal sized gilding cushion made
for English gold leaf would not be big enough for the sheets of
composition gold leaf.
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 leaf.
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 download
Price per 50ml bottle of bottom coat
and top coat. $23.68/£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
It is easy to apply with a brush or cotton
wool pad, you can also leave this glaire once applied and come
back weeks later if needed to do the gilding.
Price $17.76/£8.99 including
380g pack of gilders
50g of Fine grade pumice
powder, this is essential for keeping the gilding cushion free of
Price $8.89/£4.50 including
Shabby Chic Kit, comprising 50ml each of the 2 part crackle
glaze and a 10g pot of burnt umber colour antique glaze. This
should be enough to treat a medium sized table or chest
Imitation gold leaf is a vastly under
rated material, I used it all the time in our workshops for a
variety of things. It 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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Thank you for looking through the site, I hope the information
here will prove of some help to you.