Imitation Gold Leaf, Gilding & How To Create Antique Or Distressed
This website is all about using imitation gold leaf or genuine gold leaf, to achieve a
variety of antique and distressed finishes to the leaf. If you are a beginner, don't worry, the antique gold finish
and glazes we will talk about are simple to prepare and apply.
If you would like an in depth look at the various materials and procedures used in gilding
go to this page and follow the link at the
bottom of each page.
supplies EVERYTHING YOU NEED. A comprehensive list of gilding
supplies, including our hand made gilding box and accessories with the gilders pad built into the lid. Imitation
gold leaf at lower prices than you will find elswhere, all prices include tax amd shipping.
Gilding project kits Here you will find gilding
kits that will enable you to re-create all the projects and distressed finishes to be found on the site. From
the standard kit, which enables you to create a simple but effective antique gold finish, to the
professional gilding kit, which enables you to create three distinctive finishes including the crackle glaze
and gesso finish.
Goldleaf in furniture design EXCEPTIONAL
CRAFTSMANSHIP to inspire you to undertake your own furniture design incorporating gold leaf. We show the work
of furniture maker Tom Christenson and how he makes use of a crackle glaze to enhance his work.
Shabby chick furniture Shabby Chic is a decorating
style that appears to be here to stay. We show you how to create an aged crackle finish om an emulsion
painted surface we also supply a kit to achieve this effect. It's not difficult to create this sort of
finish, even your mistakes can add to the character of the piece.
Gold leaf in painting Showing the exceptional talents of two artists who are using imitation gold leaf in their
work to inspire you to undertake your own paintings incorporating gold leaf including the antique gold
Simple Scribe Do you
crave simplicity? You can use this gold adhesive on paper to make gilding easy! The size dries sticky and takes all
the guesswork out of using imitation gold leaf. Available in 50ml, 250ml and 500ml
Make your own parchment
paper Bookbinders over the centuries have used this simple recipe for making parchment
paper and imitation vellum. Just brush a particular lacquer onto a suitable paper and allow to dry, that's all
there is to it. We can supply the lacquer if you need it.
Create a gilded
manuscript This project unites a refreshingly simple method of gilding onto paper with an
old method of making an imitation vellum. The results are very convincing and all you need is your PC and some
basic materials which are supplied in the kit that accompanies this project.
3 FREE fully illustrated .pdf
manuals How to achieve all the finishes shown in these pages, plus how to create
distressed finishes, also how to gild onto leather and paper.
Mentoring Here I
offer myself as a mentor to help you get started in gilding or perhaps help you through your project, we
charge a nominal fee for this service.