Gilding with Gold Leaf. An Online Video Course

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Gilding with Gold Leaf. An Online Video Course

Post by vintage frames » Thu 08 Oct, 2020 3:33 pm

On my website - https://www.dermotmcardle.co.uk/ - there is now a full 7 part video course on how to gild with gold leaf. This is with special reference to professional framers who may want to add this craft to their many existing skills.
Knowledge of gilding would be of significant value in attracting work from established artists and the more important art dealers and galleries.
The Video Course is quite detailed and intensive. Much of what is shown can be very exacting and challenging, but none is outside the skill-set of any established framer.
The first video is about 25 min and is FREE to view.
The further 6 videos are at a price gradient from £45 to £95.
Whilst the first video takes you through the basics of making and using traditional gesso, the final two videos bring you into the art and techniques of creative effects and finishes.
Your comments will be most welcome.

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Post by Justintime » Thu 08 Oct, 2020 4:56 pm

Great work Dermot. :clap: I can't wait to get started!

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Post by JFeig » Fri 09 Oct, 2020 12:48 pm

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Post by MITREMAN » Sun 03 Jan, 2021 5:06 pm

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Post by Not your average framer » Sun 03 Jan, 2021 7:24 pm

I don't use these techniques myself. Sandly, I have to admit that I do not believe that I would be able to find customers in my locality, who would be prepared to pay for work of this quality. However I have really enjoyed watching the free first video and seeing you at work. I thought that it was really well presented and extremely easy to follow, but I also recognise that making it so easy to follow, is not something that everyone has the ability to do.

I am so impressed and want to acknowedge what a great job you have done! Simply superb and so well done.

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Post by vintage frames » Mon 04 Jan, 2021 12:36 pm

Thankyou Mark.
That's very generous praise indeed.

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Post by Not your average framer » Mon 04 Jan, 2021 1:30 pm

I enjoy hand finishing and stacking frames so much myself and although I don't use gesso and gold leaf, there is tremendous satisfaction in doing it and getting great results, this is how it is for me and I can recognise much of the same commitment and enjoyment coming through you video. Therefore it is not difficult to recgonise what has driven you to develop your abilities to realise that we both have travellled some parallel parts of similar journeies along the way.

I love recreating old style frames and I think that this is probably something that we both have in common. I am not as quick when working as I once was, but there is not really anyone anywhere near me who is competing with much of the sort of things that I do and this is how I continue to get by and a large part of how the bills get paid. I am fairly severely disabled and I still need to have some motivation and something to do, plus if I don't keep doing something I start to lose much of my mobility and strength.

Fortunately I am still able to do a bit of what is still a great enjoyment and I also get a lot of enjoyment in seeing others producing nice work as well. If I was still well, I would consider learning how to gild with gold leaf myself, but I struggle to do what I am still able to do, so I don't think this is likely to happen. So I cheat a bit, I don't use gesso, but a mixture of chalk paint and acrylic paint and when a gold finish is needed it's is either out of a bottle, or it's a water based bronzing powder concoction stippled in to wax, followed by heating and burnishing after it has cooled.

It's not quite the same as real gold leaf, but it still has a quality look about it that is considerably better than gold finishes which are available on factory finished mouldings and still gives me a good feeling, being able to produce something by hand that looks a bit special. So yes, I can see and know where you are coming from and really apreaciate the quality of what you are doing and the knowledge that you are sharing with others. Well done!
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Post by Gesso&Bole » Mon 04 Jan, 2021 4:00 pm

I've been gilding for quite a few years - I went on a week long course in the mid 1990s, but I have to say that I found that I have been doing less and less gilding in favour of paint and wax finishes that are quick and satisfying.

I don't have retail premises any more, and therefore am being more pro-active in choosing what I would like to do, rather than dealing with whatever stuff comes through the door. As a result of this I decided to re-visit gilding, and have been working my way through Dermot's online course.

I am presently on video number 4, and what a revelation!- I have learnt things on the course that I would NEVER have worked out for myself, that I can see will transform my speed and results. I've also discovered the music of the Cowboy Junkies!

Thanks Dermot for the effort that you have put into the course. And for anyone else considering the course, there's a huge amount of information in there, but it does take a good few views before it all sinks in. I recommend thoroughly.
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Post by vintage frames » Mon 04 Jan, 2021 6:50 pm

Thankyou Gesso&Bole for your kind comments.
It is so satisfying to know that you have found the course useful.

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