Okay, time for something different. I don’t know if any one of you know this, but my wife, Janet, is a master gold gilder.
See photos below of her working on a job this evening, using various tools to work with the gold leaf.
Notice the various burnishers, different shapes, and materials. Each one has a specific purpose, whether they be for gold, silver, or gesso applications.
I believe this will be another one of those skills that is going to be lost in the future.
Some comments from you folks so far:
“Looks simply amazing! See if she’d be interested in letting you take a video of her working on it – that would be fantastic to be able to watch!”
“I never cease to be amazed at the combined talent in your household.”