My first glass gold job…

Over the years, I’ve done a number of gold leaf applications; but they’ve all been surface gilding. That’s what you see on antique firetrucks, signs and carriages. Applying gold to glass is an entirely different process, and a bit of a learning curve.  The gold for both is usually almost pure; I use 23k, 24 being pure. Alongside the gold in this photo is copper leaf, which looks better in person. My digital camera doesn’t record copper things very well.

This is over the entrance door of Locke Plumbing, on Broadway, in Knoxville Tn.

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Sign painter, gold leaf glass, Knoxville Tn.

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