Questions tagged [gold-leaf]

Gold leaf is an ultra-fine, thin, delicate layer of beaten gold, often used for gilding. Use this tag for questions concerning its use.

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Process behind golden palm leaf

I saw this amazing piece of art and was curious as how I could make something similar using stuff I could find in nature like ferns, bark or large leafs? What would the process be? How would you stop ...
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Will gold leaf adhesive work on flexible TPU plastic?

After gold leafing part a piece of IKEA furniture, I'm going a little gold leaf crazy. I'd like to leaf part of my phone case, which is a flexible matte plastic. Will the adhesive stick to it? I would ...
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Recipe for Gesso used in gold leaf gilding

I would like to fabricate my own gesso to do gold leaf gilding on a calligraphy work to give some volume to the gilded areas. I am looking for a traditional recipe to prepare it at home.
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Can gold/replacement leaf be water/damp proof?

I want to put some gold stars on the ceiling of my bathroom using a gold-leaf-like material. The gilding paste that is recommended for it is water soluble, and I'm worried that after applying the ...