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Oil Gilding

Oil gilding is perhaps the easiest process of all. In theory you can oil gild any object that you can paint, but it is especially fitting when wanting to gild a metal object. Also, if the object is to be outside in the elements, or is in a damp atmosphere, then oil gilding is the choice.

In this section I have two small oil gilding demonstrations, using two different techniques.

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The first is how to completely gild an item.  This technique ensures there are no misses or holes.  The entire surface is gilded, such as a picture frame. For this example, I am completely gilding a small cast iron doorstop in 23.5 karat gold.

 

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The second technique uses what is known as localised gilding technique.  This will show you how to gild certain select areas of a project.  In this case, it is picking out individual daisies in a resin frame that I purchased from paper-chase.

 

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