Thursday, May 10, 2007


Yesterday, my husband and I went over to a friend's house to learn how to gild. It was a lot of fun. I got there a bit early and just relaxed in their yard and back porch. It was really nice.

After toughing it out on the back porch, my husband and I went in and started learning how to gild. First you brush the sizing on. Be careful not to get any on the wall. Use a piece of plastic to hold up against the wall and protect it. Then you put the gold sheets on and tap them down with a brush. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of that part! But the end result is this:

After you get to this stage, you go over it with a cotton ball to get rid of excess gold and then go over that with a bit of varnish, to take the edge off. Otherwise, it's too bright. And you're done!

I also took the opportunity to take pictures of Bumper, but both times he just shook his head at me. "Hell no, you're not taking a picture of me!" you can almost hear him say...

But that's okay because he's the cutest and sweetest bulldog I've ever met! :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's a cute dog indeed!!! it's soooo funny that he shaked his head twice when you were taking the picture!!! Are you going to do that gilding thing at your place or you just wanted to learn for fun? Is it something commmon? I don't think I'd ever seen it before... gotta ask my mom... Itzi