This post is all about silver leafing/gilding
I have recently posted my silver leafed frames
I have discovered that the most important part of leafing is the base coat. . . I spray my frames with paint and I sand each frame between each coat. . .The trick I have found to get the smoothest finish is by using 000 steal wool.
After getting the initial base coats finished, I brush on adhesive with a foam roller.
Wait 30 min.
And start putting on the Leaf
You can use wax paper to hold the leaf while adhering it to your surface.
I choose to just hold the individual sheets with my fingers. . .I feel I have the most control with this method.
After I'm finished adhering the entire surface I spray gloss sealer.
Check out the pictures below. . .the first few are for sale on my etsy site www.DAcustomframes.etsy.com
Also I posted a picture of the pretty large order I just filled for a newly married couple in the United Kingdom