Yesterday I spent the day at the cemetery gilding a tombstone. Quite a challenge with gusting wind and garden sprinklers but it all worked out wonderfully!
Step 1 scraping loose leaf and varnish out of the lettering.
Step 2 using tinted exterior undercoat.
Step 3 applying oil based goldsize (glue) delicately where gold is to be applied.
Step 4 applying the leaf and gently rubbing it into the lettering polishing gently with a soft brush and remove excess.
The Painted Image team working on gorgeous floor rugs for the amazing new Long Chim Restaurant in Sydney CBD. The restaurant is the latest Sydney project by chef David Thompson. Design management by Kelly Ross, The Gentry.