Gold leaf signs
I offer gold leaf glass signs and wall art for home decor and weddings. These are made with real 23.5ct gold leaf and hand painted in reverse onto the back of the glass. They are all custom made to order. I also work on any bespoke commissions you have in mind.
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.