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Gold Leaf paint gilding

Updated on July 2, 2017
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Gold leaf paints

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Hints and Tips for gold leafing gilding

GILDING is the application of very thin sheets of gold leaf to any firm surface . It is an old craft skill which traditionally has many trade secrets extensively used in decorative calligraphy.

Liquid Leaf metallic paint is a gilding paint that contains its own red primmer and a film of lustrous gold, pre-mixed into a single liquid. Classic, Florentine, Renaissance, white fire, brass, copper, pewter, silver, Use Treasure sealer to give an excellent exterior hard varnish.

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Liquid Leaf

Liquid Leaf is a gilding paint that contains its own red primmer and a film of lustrous gold, pre-mixed into a single liquid.

An effective finish for use on carved and ornamental furniture, frames, mouldings, decorative ceilings, lamps, figurines and objects.

Flows easily onto the surface with no brush marks, forming a beautiful lustrous finish that resembles traditional gold leaf.

It is so controllable, it can be used with a striping brush or ruling pen for fine lines and scrolls.

When dry can be buffed with a soft cloth or toned down with a used shoe polish brush


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Goldfinger Rub on metallic wax paste 22ml tube

for the Restoration of antiques Picture Framing gilding Stencilling Plaster, clay or wood decoration Mouldings for imitation ormolu furniture Textiles
for the Restoration of antiques Picture Framing gilding Stencilling Plaster, clay or wood decoration Mouldings for imitation ormolu furniture Textiles | Source

FW Liquid Acrylic Ink metalic colours

FW Liquid and Pearlescent Acrylic Ink 29.5ml . FW Artists' Ink is an acrylic mica based pigmented water resistant ink in a range of 38 Ink and 22 pearlescent colours, all of which have either a 3 ( normally permanent) or 4 ( highly permanent) star rating. Such a degree of light fastness over such a range of fully intermixable colours makes them ideal for use by artists' in the production of pictures for permanent display. The inks, being pigment based, are strong and rugged. Strong bold applications of FW can be made in the manner of John Piper or Graham Sunderland, where colour strength, expression and fluidity are required. Equally, however, colours can be substantially diluted to achieve the most subtle of tones, very similar in character to watercolour. Such washes will dry to a water resistant film and successive layers of colour can be laid over in highly predictable manner. Clearly the combination of subtle tone work with strong colour over painting suggests really interesting creative possibilities. Many graphic artist's and illustrators will enjoy the particular handling and colour characteristics of FW and can be assured at the same time of permanence as well as good reproduction. FW Artists' Inks work well through fine nozzle airbrushes and technical pens down to 0.18 nib thickness which can be cleaned by using Airbrush Cleaning Fluid. Shop for gold and metalic acrylic paints with online discounts

FW metalic liquid acrylic paints

FW metalic liquid acrylic paints
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Acrylic paint all purpose Artiste DoCrafts 59ml

Acrylic paint all purpose Artiste docrafts 59ml, waterbased but dries waterproof and touch dry within one hour, painting, craft and decoration.

Metalic Acrylic paint all purpose Artiste docrafts 59ml

Acrylic paint all purpose Artiste docrafts 59ml
Acrylic paint all purpose Artiste docrafts 59ml

Adhesive Metal Effect Sheets

Docrafts, Xcut Xtras have been designed to coordinate perfectly with Xcut Dies and the Xpress Die Cutting Machine. In a handy A5 size, these Adhesive Metal Effect Sheets add a unique texture to your crafting projects. Other designs within the range include Coloured Acetate Sheets, Adhesive Chalkboard, Cork, Fabric & Glitter Sheets.

Adhesive Metal Effect Sheets

Adhesive Metal Effect Sheets
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Gold wax gilting
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Gold wax for decorating

Non tarnishing wax gilt is ideal for restoring gold leaf frames and decorating almost any surface. Classic, Florentine, Renaissance, white fire, brass, copper, pewter, silver, Aquamarine , Royal Amethyst, Olive Bronze , Emerald Green, Sapphire, Rose Quartz, Onyxite, Ruby, Green amber, Indigo, Spanish Topaz , Yellow Diamond Shop for gold leaf paints with online discounts

  treasure sealer exterior varnish
treasure sealer exterior varnish | Source

Treasure sealer exterior varnish protection

specifically made as a protective coating for liquid leaf, treasure gold and jewels. It is waterproof, clear and non-yellowing and also provides an excellent exterior hard varnish.

Can be used on fabric, prints, ceramics (non-fired), plastic, leather furniture, wallpaper and straw.

Can also be used to prevent gold paint from tarnishing. Drying time 30 minutes.

Liquid Leaf is a gilding paint that contains its own red primmer and a film of lustrous gold, pre-mixed into a single liquid.

An effective finish for use on carved and ornamental furniture, frames, mouldings, decorative ceilings, lamps, figurines and objects.

Flows easily onto the surface with no brush marks, forming a beautiful lustrous finish that resembles traditional gold leaf.

It is so controllable, it can be used with a striping brush or ruling pen for fine lines and scrolls.

When dry can be buffed with a soft cloth or toned down with a used shoe polish brush

External Gold Paint

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External gilding gold leaf paints http://www.studioartshop.com/acatalog/11653.jpg | Source
surface perparation
surface perparation

Surface preparation and application

PREPARATION (n.b. the gold will repeat the texture of the prepared surface.)

RAW WOOD - Sand smooth, apply a coat of sealer, sand once more lightly. For a smooth finish gesso can be applied to the sanded wood, sand between coats with a very fine grade sandpaper.

GLASS & VINYL - Make sure surfaces are free of dust, grit and oil based residue. Wipe over with methylated spirits.

PLASTER & TERRA-COTTA - Seal with two coats of sealer after thoroughly cleaning with either detergent and water or meths.

PREVIOUSLY PAINTED OR VARNISHED OBJECTS - A general clean and light sanding will suffice unless the paint is thick, uneven, or chipped. In this case the piece should be thoroughly stripped, then sealed.

2) BASECOATING

After preparing the surface apply one or two coats of bole, ( traditionally used to create the eggshell paint applied beneath the gilded surface), or for modern gilding acrylic paint acts as a satisfactory basecoat.

Dilute the acrylic paint slightly with a matt medium so that the finish is less shiny, and ready to receive the size and leaf that will be applied .

3) APPLYING SIZE

Size is either a water or oil based adhesive used as a mordant to attach metal leaf to a surface. A water based size dries quickly and has a usable tack life. An example of a water based size is

Gedeo Gilding Paste, Eberhard by Staedtler or alternatively an acrylic medium or a good PVA glue thinned to a milky consistency can be used.

A traditional oil based size such as Japan Gold Size works best on hard smooth surfaces but will take longer to dry sufficiently to accept the leaf.

Apply size over the bole/ acrylic painted base coat in smooth even strokes, avoiding puddles and runs, (as the leaf is wafer thin any marks underneath will be visible when finished). As the size dries it will become clear with a tacky consistency. To test if the size is ready to accept the leaf lightly press your knuckle to the surface, if it clicks when you pull it away it is ready. Do not test using your finger tip as it will leave a print that will show through the leaf, or will remove the size from that area. Size will remain tacky for some time, though if leaving overnight make sure the surface is covered and dust free.

4) APPLYING LEAF - the tricky bit - Gold coloured leaf is available in genuine gold and imitation leaf, the genuine leaf will be richer in colour and finish, different coloured metal leaves are also available. Leaf also comes loose or as transfer, (attached to tissue paper), making it easier to apply. Loose leaf requires special tools and skills therefore we advise that you start with transfer. Wear cotton gloves when handling to avoid tarnishing when working with silver or imitation gold, or rub talcum powder on your hands.

Once the size is tacky place the gold leaf on the object and brush it gently with a very soft brush. Lay the next sheet of leaf down so that it overlaps slightly, and repeat until the surface is covered. When applying to raised surfaces you may need to use small pieces of leaf to fill crevices first, and use a soft bristle brush to tamp the leaf into the grooves. To get a shiny metal finish use a burnisher - a pen like tool with a smooth agate stone as a point.

Burnishing Pencil Information Hints and Tips

Brush Cleaning : white spirit can be used to clean brushes , Xylene is a stronger dilutant

Gold leaf paint

  Connoiseur liquid leaf paint and wax
Connoiseur liquid leaf paint and wax | Source
  Connoiseur liquid leaf paint and wax
Connoiseur liquid leaf paint and wax | Source

Gold leaf colour chart

Treasure liquid leaf paint and wax


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Polychromos Artist Colour pencils tin 120 Half Price from Faber Castell
Polychromos Artist Colour pencils tin 120 Half Price from Faber Castell

Faber Castell

Polychromos Artist Colour pencils tin

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The wide spectrum of colours is based on pure pigments, ensuring high covering power and lasting brightness.

POLYCHROMOS artists' colour pencils have particularly soft waterproof wax leads.

Their smoothness and resistance to smudging makes them a pleasure to use.

Unsurpassed light-fastness

The extra thick leads (3.8mm) leads are not brittle, extremely breakage-resistant thanks to Secural process ( SV bonding ) and can be sharpened to a very fine point; this allows you to draw filigree detail as well as cover extended areas completely with colour.

Unsurpassed light-fastness

The excellent covering power of POLYCHROMOS artists' colour pencils means that they can be used on a wide variety of materials such as paper, card, wood, or even fabrics

Ideal for Pergamano papercraft.

Manufacturer: Faber Castell Ref. 3222 110011

Includes:

•White, Ivory, Cream, Light yellow glaze, Cadmium yellow, Cadmium yellow lemon, Light cadmium yellow, Light chrome yellow, Dark cadmium yellow, Dark chrome yellow, Cadmium orange, Orange glaze, Dark cadmium orange, Cadmium red, Scarlet red, Pale geranium lake, Deep scarlet red, Permanent carmine, Deep red, Middle cadmium red, Dark red, Madder, Alzarin crimson, Pink carmine, Rose carmine, Light purple pink, Fuschia, Magenta, Light magenta, Pink madder lake, Middle purple pink, Crimson, Manganese violet, Violet, Purple violet, Blue violet, Mauve, Delft blue, Dark indigo, Indianthrene blue, helioblue-reddish, Cobalt blue, Ultramarine, Light ultramarine, Sky blue, Cobalt blue greenish, Phthalo blue, Middle phthalo blue, Light phthalo blue, Bluish turquoise, Prussian blue, Helio turquoise, Cobalt turquoise, Light cobalt turquoise, Cobalt green, Deep cobalt green, Hooker's green, Dark phthalo green, Chrome oxide green fiery, Phthalo green, Emerald green, Light phthalo green, Light green, Grass green, Leaf green, Permanent green, Permanent green olive, Pine green, Chrome oxide green fiery, Juniper green, Olive green yellowish, Green gold, May green, Earth green yellowish, Chrome green opaque, Earth green, Caput mortuum, Caput mortuum violet, Burnt carmine, Red-violet, Light red-violet, Dark flesh, Medium flesh, Light flesh, Cinnamon, Venetian red, Pompeian red, Indian red, Sanguine, Burnt ochre, Terracotta, Light yellow ochre, Naples yellow, Dark naples ochre, Brown ochre, Raw umber, Bistre, Van dyck brown, Nougat, Burnt umber, Burnt sienna, Walnut brown, Sepia, Warm grey VI, Warm grey V, Warm grey IV, Warm grey III, Warm grey II, Warm grey I, Cold grey I, Cold grey II, Cold grey III, Cold grey IV, Cold grey V, Cold grey VI, Payne's grey, Black, Silver, Gold, Copper

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