How To Gold Leaf a Resin Casting

How To Gold Leaf a Resin Casting

Are you looking to learn how to combine your passion for gold leaf with resin casting? What is gold leaf resin casting, and how do you go about it? Well, that is precisely what we will be exploring today, showing you a recipe for making some nifty resin coasters...
How Much Does Gold Leaf Cost?

How Much Does Gold Leaf Cost?

Are you looking to get started on your gold leaf journey? Would it not be helpful to first learn how much gold leaf costs? Then join us as we explore some of the more common questions around the price and value of gold leaf sheets and flakes. How Much Does it Cost to...
How to Make Traditional Gesso for Gilding

How to Make Traditional Gesso for Gilding

Are you looking to dip your toes into the material work of traditional water gilding? Do you want to get to know the world of gesso gilding? How do you create traditional gesso paste? Is it really as easy as it looks? All this and more today, as we explore the various...
What is Silver Vark and How It Is Used

What is Silver Vark and How It Is Used

What is silver vark? Where does it come from? How is it used? What are the ethics of its manufacture and consumption? Is it vegetarian? Vegan? All this and more today as we explore the story and ethics around this traditional South Asian food decoration. What is Vark?...
Understanding the Use of Edible Gold in Food

Understanding the Use of Edible Gold in Food

Are the gold flakes on food really edible? How can this be? Gold is a metal, right? Metals surely can’t be digested, right? What gives? Why would anyone use such a thing in food? Relax and let us explain, for today we will be exploring the use of gold flakes on...
How to Gild the Edges of Pages in a Book

How to Gild the Edges of Pages in a Book

Do you want your book to look like it just turned up on a time machine penny farthing gilded to the straps with gold leaf? Would you like to learn how to gild book edges? Then step forth and tally ho, as we unleash upon you the time-worn knowledge of gilding as an art...
How To Use Toning Glaze in Gilding

How To Use Toning Glaze in Gilding

Does your gilded item look a little too new for your liking? Does it stick out like a sore thumb in your home environment? Is the picture in your frame clashing with the frame itself and vice versa? Would you like to learn how to use toning glaze in gilding? Then step...
How Thin Is Gold Leaf?

How Thin Is Gold Leaf?

Have you ever wondered just what the atomic structure of a gold leaf is? How thin is gold leaf? What does its atomic structure look like? How does it even manage to stay intact? All this and more today, as we explore some of the structural basics of gold leaf, as well...
Kintsugi Pottery: The Art of Repairing With Gold

Kintsugi Pottery: The Art of Repairing With Gold

Have you ever wondered what those gold markings are on your favorite piece of ceramic? What is kintsugi? Can you use gold leaf for kintsugi? Where does it come from and where does it go? All this and more today as we explore the origins and philosophy of the kintsugi...

How to Remove Gold Leaf From Different Surfaces

Would you like to change the look of a piece of leather you own but can’t seem to remove the gold leaf lettering? Have you bought a piece of art but are unsure of how to remove the gold leaf that has encrusted on the edges from being in a painted canvas? Have...