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Gold Leaf Gilding

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.

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