View Full Version : gilding an icon with schlagmetal (a gold imitation)

03-08-2013, 04:49 PM

this problem is related to tempera painting of byzantine icons, so I decided to post it here... :)

I would like to ask what is the best method of gilding an icon with a fake gold (an aluminium-foil-ish gold imitation). Especially:

- What is the best way of avoiding visible folds
- of lying large pieces of schlagmetal
- and is there a way to achieve a glossy finish?