Rose gold, lemon gold, yellow gold, white gold, raised gilding, flat gilding, tooling, gesso size, acrylic size, natural size, synthetic size, powdered gold, shell gold, golden graiselle… so much to learn and so little time. In this workshop, you will learn what each technique is by hands on gilding. We will gild on vellum and hot press watercolor paper. We will start with ancient techniques and work our way up to modern, including flash gilding and mica powder. Rather than having students purchase expensive supplies and equipment, a $25 supply fee is charged and ALL the gold, sizes, and papers will be provided for you, including the vellum. I will have a variety of burnishers, ruling pens, and quills for you to try. We will take the mystery out of all that glitters.
Photo courtesy of Harvest Crittenden.