Examples of gilding can be found as early as the pyramids of Egypt. It was also favored by the Church for ceilings, mosaics and backgrounds.
Today metals are used in an assortment of uses such as culinary garnishes, furniture, jewelry and fine art. The metal is processed into a tissue-thin leaf which is then applied to a variety of surfaces using a adhesive sizing to hold it in place. The final image produces a lustrous glow. We credit our friend, Dan Burkholder, for sharing his talents and expertise with us in this technique.
In this workshop we will print your files onto a fine art vellum paper, add a layer of metallic leaf in tones of gold, silver or copper and finally apply a layer of varnish to finish the work. These pieces have a unique brilliance and luminosity.
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:30am – 12:30pm