GOLD LEAF GILDED SIGNS
MODERN ECLECTIC WALL ART IN THE UK
Gold leaf glass wall art made by hand painting onto the back of the glass. These are made with real 23.5ct gold leaf, reverse gilded. All custom made to order art, I work mainly on bespoke commissions, so if you have something in mind just send me an email. I offer all clients an option to pay a £50 deposit.
I also offer gilding and painting of house numbers and names, so if you're looking for a gold leaf fan light window number in Cambridgeshire/Suffolk/Norfolk just send me an email. I also offer shop front sign painting, and shop window painting, so if you're after a traditional sign writer in those areas above send me an email.
What is gilding?
Gilding is the process of applying gold leaf to a surface. The area i specialise in is glass gilding which is also known as Verre Eglomise or reverse glass gilding.
Reverse glass gilding uses a specific type of adhesive known as ‘size’. This is applied to the glass surface with gold leaf then laid on immediately using a squirrel tip, and then left to dry.
All the gold leaf is applied to the back of the glass, once dried it is then painted on. By painting on the back of the gold it seals it. Once the paint is dry, you can wipe away the excess gold, leaving your artwork showing in gold leaf from the front of the glass.