Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
What to use to gild wood?

Carole Valentine
>I have seen some turnings that have been gilded. What is used for that? Regular gold leaf (the thin sheets placed over an adhesive) doesn't work very well. I tried the Plaid Liquid Gold Leaf but can't seem to apply it without marks and it is too soft to rub them out when it is dry. Just wondering what is the best thing to use and the best technique. I want to apply it to only portions of a turning that will be masked off from the ungilded parts.

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