Gold Leaf Techniques If you only buy one book, this is the one.


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Gold Leaf Techniques
Fourth Edition by Kent H. Smith, from original by Raymond Leblanc. The ultimate book in gold leafing instructions. The causes, prevention and solutions to common gilding problems are covered.

The guidebook that has taught thousands has been updated with new materials, techniques and a full-color gallery of gold leaf signs. The buyers guide is brand new, too. The fourth edition still details the art of gilding with step-by-step instructions and more than 170 illustrations, covering both the basics of handling gold leaf as well as advanced techniques and applications.

It explains the basic procedures for creating gold leaf window signs – from layout, pounce patterns and gilding, to backing up, finishing and varnishing. Additional chapters show how to gild carved and sandblasted wood, glue-chipped glass, vinyl and more. Antique effects, common gilding problems, their causes, prevention and solutions are also included.


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