Gold leaf gilder and restoration artist Ellen Becker brings her years of experience to the table, sharing the long-guarded recipes of this ancient craft along with illustrated, step-by-step instructions for various gold leafing and restoration techniques. This book tells you everything you need to get started, as well as the required art materials and where to find them. It illustrates various techniques for restoring antique frames and it takes budding craftsmen through a series of projects, starting with simple Dutch metal applications through the fine art of water gilding. The artist also shares one of her favorite projects: a gilded box. An excellent addition to art supply store inventory. Paperback book measures 8 1/2" x 11" and includes 96 pages with more than 300 color photos.
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