Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Gilding - traditional & modern techniques



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2 comments:

Elaine said...

You mentioned that you used Ormoline size in one of your pieces. Do you find this better than other media? Love seeing your work!

Gemma Black, Calligrapher said...

Thanks E.
Oh yes, I love Ormaline for flat gilding. It can be a little raised if pooled properly. It will take a very light burnishing but care needs to be taken and it is best to use double gold. I have been using Ormaline since I found it in a little tiny W&N emporium in Gilford in the UK in 2001. I now purchase it online. Similar to WQGM but not nearly as sticky.

I also like the Instacol ... straight out of the bottle!

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I am an Australian, a letter designer & calligrapher. I enjoy working with letters and grounds, teaching and mixing with like-minded people.

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