In Gilding

Gold Leaf Gilding

Yesterday I spent the day at the cemetery Gold Leaf 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.

Preparing the surface

Gold Leaf Everywhere

Completed 22 carat gold lettering