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Old 07-05-2018, 10:04 AM
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Gold leaf gilding

I looked all around, but I'm still not sure on what's the difference in end result when using pure gold and "fake" gold.
Does the "fake" gold deteriorate over time?
Can you tell, by eye, what kind of leaf was used (if somebody could provide a picture comparison, I'd be very grateful) ?
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Old 07-05-2018, 12:38 PM
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Re: Gold leaf gilding

Most people, especially when experimenting, choose to use the fake stuff just because of the price of real gold. That said, real gold is chemically inert so that there is no deterioration over time. The fake stuff never has the exact same color, depth of "glow". Since I don't feel most of my stuff is heading for a museum anytime soon, I use foil.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:43 AM
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Re: Gold leaf gilding

In 1998, when painting the walls of my old cottage house for a studio, I used a jar of gold glaze bought at Hobby Lobby. The wall is still lovely, not faded or flaky in the linear leaf designs I put there.
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