Monday, 22 November 2010

More gilding

I thought I would have a go at some more gilding, so I made another picture for Christmas. I chose images that face each other so they'll look good on the mantlepiece. It's really hard to get a decent photograph as it's so dull today, and they are also highly reflective, but it is a lot better up close.

Again I used the kit I bought from HERE - it's well worth the money as you get plenty of gold leaf (25 sheets, this 6 x 4 design took 1½), brushes and enough paint in several colours to do dozens of designs.

Thanks for looking

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Christmas is coming...

am I allowed to say that? I have to admit that I'm not a fan of tinsel at Christmas, but I think my house can sometimes look a little bare and less than festive. I am always trying to come up with something more personal to add to my collection, and having decided that I would try my hand at Verre Églomisé (glass gilding), chose a reindeer to get me started.

I was surprised how easy it was after reading how tricky gold leaf can be to use, and although I used imitation gold leaf which is thicker it was still so easy to tear.

This is where I bought the kit if you're interested in having a go: Gold Leaf Supplies

Thanks for looking