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 gold leaf signs are made with real 23ct gold leaf and reverse gilded. All pieces are custom made to order, I work mainly on bespoke commissions, so if you have something in mind just send me an email.
All of these are examples of pieces i have previously made and can be re-created, some are ready-made and can be posted straight away, I offer all clients an option to pay a £75 deposit, and there are payment plans available. New modern house number aluminium & wooden plaques now online.
Scroll down to learn more on what gilding glass is or follow me on Instagram to learn more about the process. Lead time is two to six weeks. Last order date for bespoke pieces for Christmas delivery will be Friday 5th November.
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.