is the application of thin sheets of gold or other metal alloy like copper or silver, to a surface. The leaves are hand or machine the hit until they are extremely malleable and thinner than the thickness of tissue paper. Gilding was often used as decoration in covers or picture frames in the past and gives the appearance of wealth objects. When applied to the finely detailed leather, carved the effect can be quite striking. Size
you will also need an adhesive or glue to glue leaves to the leather. This glue is called size. A commercial size base works perfectly. In addition, needed the cheesecloth or other lint-free cloth, brush a hard artist to apply the leaf and some Q-tips to remove excess gold leaf, such as a pair of square ended instead of pointed tweezers to move and place the pieces of gold leaf.
dye leather first
end of an ancient as skin radiance can be applied at the end. It gives brightness and contrast and a bit removes the shine of gold. Avoid solvents classified and choose one specifically designed for the gold. A top end of leather like Super brightness can be carved leather. If this is your first attempt at the Golden, you can practice on a piece of scrap leather, first to get the feel of.
apply the finishing lower only to those areas that will receive the gold. Go slowly and carefully here. If you make a mistake, wait until the lower finish is sticky and then scrape gently off with an x-Acto knife. Wait until the under-end is fully dried before applying the size.
queues vary in the length of time required to achieve a sticky State and remain viable, and this time usually indicated in the tube or flask. When a small-sized, you probably need sticky glue within an hour and it remains viable for another twenty minutes or so. Use a small brush to apply glue only to those areas that received the finish underneath. Then check adhesion, bearing in mind that the glue could reach that State prior to the indicated in the bottle, depending on variables like the heat and humidity environmental.
go to the Gild
now is the time to apply the leaf. Wash your hands to remove any oil that may affect accession and raise the blade clamps and hands. Do it in a room of air currents, as the blade is thinner than tissue paper. If necessary, trim the sheet, use a blunt of the fingernail or butter knife, placing a Suede pad sheet. Then take the sheet and apply on the area size it was, stroking down with a WAD of cheesecloth, gently at first, then gradually increasing the pressure, by pressing the sheet size.
use the brush for an artist to tamp down the blade in the detail of the carving. A hard brush, 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide works well. Pay attention to the edges, making sure that it tamped down well for a nice finish. You can brush the excess bits of foil, save in a jar for touch-ups later. Until all parts that do not adhere to are swept the brush along the edges.
leaf touches end
can now rub the gold with a soft cloth to remove buffing and smooth any wrinkles. Once the glue is completely dry, you can rub the gold a little more vigorously to achieve an antique look. This rub away from gold foil, revealing the end of insufficient dimensioning and old. Don’t overdo it though and rub only in the high points of the size by rubbing in a line on the upper parts and crests. An antique finish can be then applied, followed by a lacquer or finished clear to protect the blade wear and staining.
use tools *
gold leaf (or other metal alloy) * final minor
old * antique finish (leather glow)
* top finished leather (Super luster)
* canvas or other lint
* square tweezers, brush artist
* lacquer finish or clear
* dull knife butter
* dyeing the leather to be gold or surrounding area
* apply a finish lower than the Golden zone
* apply glue to the end of minors; Wait until the adhesive before gold
* Pat Browning down, gently at first, then more firmly in the size
* Pula the Golden area with a cloth soft
* apply an antique finish, followed by a lacquer