It was a fun workshop at Inspiré Boutique Vinotel in Azille where a creative group got together to learn how to gild.
The aim was to learn how to apply Dutch metal leaf in a gold, copper of silver colour They painted, sanded and applied a special glue as they got to grips with the basic technique then set to work gilding a small wooden box. They also lined their boxes with paper, put felt on the bottom and some incorporated some decoupage on the lid.
They also experimented with using bronzing powders in different colours on molded shapes.With bits of glittery metal leaf sticking to them as much as the boxes they had great fun and took home their shiny treasures with pride. They were also buzzing with ideas of how they would use their newly acquired skill.
Next will be a a trompe l’oeil workshop Saturday August 10. Start at 10.00 to 13.00 Three hours tuition all materials provided Contact me for more details firstname.lastname@example.org. Another Stage 2 Gilding workshop will be available soon.