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Gold Leaf Techniques
Fourth edition
by Kent H. Smith

The guidebook that has taught thousands has been updated with new materials, techniques and a full-color gallery of gold leaf signs. The buyer's guide is brand new, too.

Gold Leaf Techniques, Fourth edition still details the art of gilding with step-by-step instructions and more than 170 illustrations, covering both the basics of handling gold leaf as well as advanced techniques and applications.

Gold Leaf Techniques, Fourth edition explains the basic procedures for creating gold leaf window signs -- from layout, pounce patterns and gilding, to backing up, finishing and varnishing. Additional chapters show how to gild carved and sandblasted wood, glue-chipped glass, vinyl and more. Antique effects, common gilding problems, their causes, prevention and solutions are also included.

Contents

  1. Varieties of Leaf
  2. Glass Gilding
  3. Matte Effects
  4. Special Techniques
  5. Surface Gilding
  6. Signboard Gilding
  7. Dimensional Letters
  8. Truck Gilding
  9. Other Surface Gilding Applications
  10. Miscellaneous and Tricks of the Trade
  11. Gold Leaf Gallery

Appendices

  • Troubleshooting Guide
  • Buyers' Guide/Supplies
  • Buyers' Guide and Manufacturers
  • Books on Sign Design and Fabrication

Index

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Gold Leaf Techniques
Fourth edition
by Kent H. Smith
2006 168 pages $39.95 + shipping
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