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Antiquing glaze creates the soft glow of slightly tarnished silver.

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How to Antique Silver and Aluminum Leaf
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Transform everyday objects into heirlooms. The process known as gilding simply means the application of gold or silver leaf to a surface that has been properly prepared with an adhesive known as 'gold size'. 

Appling an antique glaze

This step-by-step Gilding tutorial includes:

  • Insuring your silver leaf surface is ready to be antiqued.

  • Antiquing and aging your leafed surface.

  • Using oil-based or acrylic based paints

  • Color mixing recipe

  • Application Procedures

  • Clean up and detailing your object.

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The Antique Corner - More Antiquing Methods

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Adding the finishing touches to your furniture, decorative object or gilt surface requires just the right know-how. artSparx delivers the expertise to give your project a sophisticated finish with an extra glow.

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The "Classic antique glaze
This glaze mixture is the essential antique color recipe. Understand what colors to use, and how to mix them. Including accent antique methods like weathering, physical distressing, and creating fly specks and worm holes.

Antiquing Gold Leaf
Add the effects of age and time in a few short steps.

Antiquing with oil glazes 
What are Universal tinters, Japan colors or artist oil paint? Create the exact glaze you want, using the right materials.

Antiquing with water based glazes 
Whether you use Artist acrylic paints or Universal tinters as you colorant you can create the perfect antique glaze.

Antiquing with waxes
Paste wax, Bowling alley wax, Shoe polish? What's best for you. How to mix them, add colorant and blend to suit all your antiquing needs.

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