Famous Gold Leaf Art Paintings – Golden Masterpieces

Famous Gold Leaf Art Paintings – Golden Masterpieces

Ever wondered how your favorite artists have done it? What are some famous gold leaf art pieces? And how can you do it yourself at home? All this and more as we explore the history and detail of gold leaf art! Gold Leaf History in Art Gold leaf is not just a symbol of...
How to: Mod Podge for Gold Leaf

How to: Mod Podge for Gold Leaf

Can you use Mod Podge for Gold Leaf? Indeed you can, and, since it has such a wide variety of applications, it is a very popular choice among seasoned gold leafers. Can You Use Mod Podge for Gold Leaf? Yes, indeed you can. Any clear sealant or varnish works well to...
All You Need to Know About Acid-Etched Gilding

All You Need to Know About Acid-Etched Gilding

Ever wondered how they get pub mirrors to look like that? What manner of gilding gets you there? What is acid-etched gilding? Can you go about it at home, or do you need professional equipment and assistance? All this and more today as we explore the method and...
Making and Using Shell Gold: From Shards to Shine

Making and Using Shell Gold: From Shards to Shine

Want to learn how to make shell gold? What about how to use it? Then join us as we show you how it’s done! What is Shell Gold? In art history and the craft of gilding, shell gold is gold paint given its color by very small pieces of real gold. This is typically...
How Gold Electroplating Is Done

How Gold Electroplating Is Done

Have you ever reclined back and marveled at a painting in your house with a gilded frame and wondered, ‘Just how did they do that?’ Have you ever wondered how the electroplating process works? Well, you’re in the right place, for this is exactly what...
Gold Leaf in the Decoration of Armor and Weapons

Gold Leaf in the Decoration of Armor and Weapons

The art of gilding armor was a common practice in ancient times. This beautiful way of coating armor was not only done upon a delicately etched steel surface for the purpose of visuals, but also because it was a long lasting way of laying gold that proved more durable...
What is Gold Plating? The Basics

What is Gold Plating? The Basics

Ever found yourselves inspecting your circuit boards and wondered how they made them? What is gold plating and how can it affect you and your daily life? Well, saddle up as we explore what gold plating is and what it is used for, as well as how you can go about doing...

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