Antiquing Silver Leaf
Antiquing glaze creates the soft
glow of slightly tarnished silver.
Antiquing is the process of
aging a surface to produce a time-worn appearance. There are
many methods of antiquing objects, furniture, mural paintings
and wall surfaces.
Antique Plaster Effects
artSparx has created a 3 stage step-by-step
tutorial series. Series 1 begins with basic plaster
application, our 2nd series illustrates antique glazing
and plaster distressing methods, culminating in the final
fresco simulation series 3, hand-painted elements. You can
complete each tutorial as a finish and style in it's own
right. Or, depending on your interests and style needs,
combine the tutorials to achieve the hand-painted fresco
appearance that will bring your environment to life.
Gold Leafing might be just the right accent you're looking
an area to be taped before beginning the masking job. Wallpaper is particularly
susceptible to tearing. Lacquer and varnish surfaces on furniture may come off
easily with the tape and the item could be severely damaged.
For use on:
Complete Basic Gilding Kits
the tools and
contains one 4
book of leaf.
5.5" x 5.5" square. Approx
5.25 sq. ft.
23kt Edible Gold
& Silver Leaf
Add to cakes, cookies, champagne and much more!
Because everyday is a
celebration; birthdays, weddings, graduation or just a
happy day, the GildedPlanet brings the
art of gilding to all celebrations and festivities! Delivered in
a decorative gift box, each kit includes .35 grams of Edible Gold flakes or
Edible Gold dust with "Romantic Recipes,"
card of cocktails and dessert ideas using Edible Gold leaf.
Ask the Experts
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"I have painted my
kitchen cabinets matte
white and would like to
put some color on them.
Do I use a wash or glaze
and what is the
A wash and a glaze can
be the same thing.
Typically the difference
is that washes are just
water and paint, while a
glaze is water, paint
and medium call ‘glazing
liquid’ or ‘Scumble
Glaze’. This extra
medium adds a
that the paint holds
onto and creates a glaze
that has more substance
than just a wash. The
drying time of a glaze
is longer, making it
easier to manipulate and
create a nice look.
For working on cabinets,
a glaze works best. You
will be able to easily
apply it to the
cabinets’ surface. There
are numerous tutorials
on this site for
different types of
treatments you can use,
Antiquing step by step tutorial, ideally
suited for kitchen
vanities and almost any
piece of furniture.
Dragging techniques ,
Color washing. Visit the Glazing techniques basics
tutorial for general
information on glazing.
It is best to glaze or
wash over an eggshell or
satin sheen paint,
rather than a matte or
For more questions and
or to post your own
suited for kitchen cabinets, bathroom
vanities and almost any piece of furniture. Create a
polished ivory look, or a Classic French striee with this
glazing recipe and technique.
Special Feature - About gilding products
Leaf imitates the illusion of
Silver, at a fraction of
the cost. Each
individual sheet is
bigger and easier to
handle then its genuine
Purchase Aluminum Leaf
Purchase Genuine Silver Leaf
applies for 'Dutch Gold',
or 'Composition Leaf'.
But due to the large
brass content, this
imitation gold must have
a sealer applied to
unlike genuine gold
Purchase Composition Leaf
Purchase Genuine Gold Leaf
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