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Incredible Gilded Military Patch Replicas
Replica Military Patches
After a while of working on other projects while Justin was considering new directions to take with his tiles we are back to show you some of what's been going on over the last several months. For those of you that are new followers and the ones that have visited before I'll give you an overview of what you're actually seeing. About a year and a half ago Justin and I were fooling around with the idea of putting my photos and his art on ceramic tiles. We found a resin based material that we could print and apply to the tiles which, at the time, we thought looked great and were very happy with. As with lots of projects while the tiles depicted great reproductions of our art it just seemed to be no longer good enough. Even though all the tiles were totally original they just started to seem like the same thing any number of other folks were doing so Justin, with his multi-media art background, came up with the idea of using an old art form known as gilding in a new, totally different way. Gilding is the art of applying metal material commonly refered to as "leaf" to a nonporous substrate to enhance a design and is also commonly used on art frames and by jewelers. Unlike any of those uses these fine art hand cut designs are like nothing you've seen anywhere else, having been created and all hand cut by Cincinnati artist Justin Kistner. All are available for sale on Etsy and take a look at our other designs of nature on our website gildntile.com Thanks for taking time to check them out, we hope you like them as much as we do.