Gold Leaf Projects January 3, 2014

After I finished my class project, the laurel wreath, in gold leaf, I was ready to tackle the world!
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I found this decorative to finial this week, and thought I would give it a new look. It’s made of resin and was super shiny when I found it. Not-no-more!
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I will apply gold leaf to the raised area at the base, today at the shop. Then I will wax and distress it. I think it’s going to look like a million bucks! Stay tuned!

While on my gold leafing binge, I decided to give this small table a little extra bling!

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If you haven’t done gilding before, you are always supposed to start with a base coat of bole, which is the rusty finish you see taped off.

Starting this coming Wednesday, January 8th, I will be doing free demonstrations at 1 p.m., covering different furniture painting finishes and techniques. Register here, on line.

We also have an Introduction to Furniture Painting class scheduled for Saturday, January 15th. It’s a 3 hour class, for $95.00.

You can sign up here, online, or at the shop. I hope you’ll join us!

If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and see the gold leafing, going on, today at the shop!
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4 Comments

  1. Jane on January 4, 2014 at 5:26 am

    Oh, goodie! Now you are talking.

  2. Donnamae on January 4, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Love a little gold leafin’! 😉

  3. Kathryn on January 4, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Whas your opinion of Amy Howard paint lovin the gold leave

    • Barbara Bussey on January 4, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      So far, so good. Maison Blanche is a great paint as well, but $10 a quart more. I love playing with all the Amy Howard products and management seems very sharp and committed.

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