Water gilding


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Wa´ter gild´ing


1.The act, or the process, of gilding metallic surfaces by covering them with a thin coating of amalgam of gold, and then volatilizing the mercury by heat; - called also wash gilding.
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Lastly, the new gilded finishes are made from maple, cherry and walnut and feature water gilding in either 22K gold or 12K white gold on the face of the frame.
This book leads the reader through the complete process of water gilding, from the treatment of the raw wood, the preparation and application of gesso and preparing the clay, to laying leaf.
WATER GILDING A water and glue solution brushed onto smoothed bole surface.
Finally, like all saints, he tired, he became more flesh than force, flapping on his side, heaving for air, the marble eye lidless against the sun, the green water gilding the silver bands
Jakob-Sansbury Conservations offers basic and intermediate classes, including traditional oil and water gilding, compo- and molding making, and 19th-century casting techniques for frames.
Workshops cover frame restoration, altering pre-finished moulding and 22-karat-gold water gilding.
Prestige Framing Academy offers beginning- to advanced-level classes in the following subjects: framing, matting, dry mounting, fabric mats, glass etching, flaming needleart, mat decoration, object box framing, oil gilding, plastic fabrication, water gilding, woodworking, preservation, business development, cross marketing, maximizing sales and pricing for profit.
Classes are offered at the basic and intermediate levels and include instructions for traditional oil and water gilding, compo and mold making, 19th-century casting techniques for frames and furniture, frame and furniture restoration, punch and incise techniques and French polishing.
The most popular workshops cover frame restoration, altering pre-finished moulding and 22-karat-gold water gilding.
Prestige Framing Academy offers beginning- to advanced-level classes in the following subjects: framing, matting, dry mounting, fabric mats, glass etching, framing needleart, mat decoration, object box framing, oil gilding, plastic fabrication, water gilding, woodworking, preservation, business development, cross marketing, maximizing sales and pricing for profit.