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Christopher Setlock Fine Picture Frames: Frame Gallery » Compo frame » Laying leaf

Laying leaf


Laying leaf

After the shellac is thoroughly dry, the frame is \"sized\" with an acrylic adhesive. Metal leaf is then applied to the slightly tacky surface. This photo shows me applying metal leaf to another frame a few years ago... Metal leaf, or imitation gold leaf made from brass, bronze, copper, and aluminum in various alloys to mimic a variety of colors. This color mimics 22k gold. Metal leaf comes in 5 inch square sheets packed in books of 25 leaves. The leaves are separated by thin pages of rouged tissue paper. It the photo, I\'m holding the leaf with my thumb on a deer-skin covered pad, while pressing the leaf onto the frame with a foam rubber makeup sponge. Metal leaf is much thicker than real gold leaf. If I touched real gold this way, it would stick to my thumb and tear up.

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Dimensions: 1024 x 768
File size: 568.66 kbytes
Taken on: 2004:04:03 12:39:33
Camera model: Canon Canon PowerShot A70
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Focal length: 16.21875 mm
Aperture: f 4.8
Flash: Red Eye, Auto-Mode
  • Raw Basswood
  • Gesso
  • Compo
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Laying leaf
  • Red
  • Freshly Gilded
  • Gilded Corners
  • First Patina
  • Sienna Corners
  • Finished on the Table
  • Finished Corners
  • Finished Frame


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