Gold leaf signs

Scroll down to learn more on what gilding glass is.

I offer bespoke gilded glass pieces for personal home decor, business or weddings. These are made with 23.5ct gold leaf which is gilded onto the back of the glass. Everything you see here has been hand painted in reverse onto the back of the glass. Glass wall art, gold leaf sign writing and prints for sale, modern and eclectic home decor wall art.

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.

There are a few videos at the bottom of the page which help to show the process.

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BUCK & BEAR. A TRADING NAME OF CALLAN DESIGN LTD

Based in Newmarket, near Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Call 07402 436436 to discuss any orders of bespoke design

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