Everything from sash brushes or one stroke brushes to apply your glue and gesso, tips to pick up and lay your gold, to mops in a selection of sizes and hairs for applying size or brushing off skewings. In this section you will find every brush you might need for gilding, whether you are a beginner or a master.
Gilding is the art of applying thin layers of gold leaf to a surface for decorative purposes, so the finished product looks as if it is made from gold. Almost any surface can be prepared for gilding, from wood and metal to food. The leaves are offered in different forms depending on the surface to be covered and the effect desired.
The gold leaf itself comes in two forms, loose and transfer. It is made by beating gold into ribbons which are 0.1 millionths of an inch (four or five millionths of an inch thick), then cutting into squares which are 85mm x 85mm. These leaves are then laid between sheets of paper which are bound together to form a “book”. Each book of our gold leaf contains 25 leaves.