An exceptional gilded surface is a direct result of applying the finest gilder's clay. Our selection of boles include prime burnishing clay from France in a premixed (with water) form. Charbonnel Gilder's Clay is a paste that needs to be mixed with glue size before applying.
LeFranc Gilder's Clay base is a colored paste available in three colors: red, yellow and black.
Before use, mix with a solution of lukewarm rabbit skin glue size or gelatin size, one volume of gilder's clay to two volumes of glue size. For best results, apply two or more coats of this solution onto a perfectly smooth substrate, such as gesso. When dry, remove dust and apply gold leaf. After burnishing, the clay becomes visible through the fine leaves of gold.
Natural Pigments is a limited liability company based in Willits, California. We manufacture and distribute rare and hard-to-find materials for fine artists and decorators. We specialize in supplying artists' materials that were used in historical painting since pre-historic times up to and including the nineteenth century.
We constantly search for materials and products of the finest quality so that we can bring them direct to you from the source. To do so, we travel the world to find materials specifically for use by professional artists and decorators. We obtain minerals from mines in Afghanistan, Chile, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, to name a few places, processing these into natural pigments. We purchase resins, gums and plants from India, Kenya and Malaysia to make natural varnishes and painting mediums.
Our mission is to provide the largest variety of natural pigments, paints and other professional artists' supplies, enabling us to bring you a selection that makes shopping for rare and hard-to-find art materials easy. Our objective is to promote the education and use of these materials among artists by providing detailed information for their employment in encaustic, fresco, oil, watercolor and tempera painting.
This product is shipped from our warehouse in Gretna, NE, USA.
This product is brand new and includes the manufacturer's warranty, so you can buy with confidence.
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