This was the first day of our gilding course here in Tisvildeleje with our russian instructor Oksana Stanovskaya.  We are 6 participants, coming from The Netherlands, Norway and Denmark.

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First layer of bolo after engraving

This first part of the day we learnt about the theoretical parts of the gilding, and after lunch, we each had a small board for practicing engraving in the gesso, applying bolo and finally applying the gold for matte finish.

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Final layer of bolo and after sanding

Applying the loose gold leaves is never easy.  I used my homemade squirrel brush, but it turned out – it was far from perfect.  Here is my result:

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Far, far from perfect, thank heavens this is just a small board for practising!

Tomorrow is another day.


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