This thorough sourcebook by Kent H. Smith details the art of gilding with step-by-step instructions and profuse illustrations, covering both the basics of handling gold leaf as well as advanced techniques and applications. It carefully explains the basic procedures for creating gold leaf window signs – from layout, pounce patterns and gilding, to backing up, finishing and varnishing.
This book was created for paper crafters of all skill levels, book enthusiasts, users of blank books and journals and anyone who is intrigued by the simple, traditional art of bookmaking. From zines you can fold in a minute to luxurious leather journals and sumptuous sketchbooks, it walks you through the easy basics of bookmaking. It includes illustrations, step-by-step instructions, and time-tested techniques and tips from the author, and presents the art of bookbinding in a fun, easy-to-understand way.
If you can imagine it, you can make it! This 84-page project book provides the inspiration and motivation to build amazing dioramas and displays for an A+ school project. It includes bright, full-color photos and illustrations, loads of project ideas, and modeling basics, tips and techniques.