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David Fairfield
08-01-2006, 3:42 PM
Hi

Does anybody have any experience with adding gold leaf to glass, or know where to go to get information?

I'd like to be able to offer a gold rim to custom laser-engraved wine glasses, to kick it up a notch like the cook on TV says :rolleyes:

Thanks!
Dave

Joe Pelonio
08-01-2006, 4:31 PM
I have done it, mostly on the glass doors of attorneys' offices. Of course I cheat since I have a vinyl plotter. I cut a stencil with the letters removed,
then go out and clean the glass with alcohol. After applying the stencil I'll
apply a clear oil based size, the hard part is timing because you have to wait until it's perfectly tacky (may take 8-10 hours depending on type used). Then you apply the leaf, rub it down, and brush some clear over it
(optional, but I do it because there's usually lobby traffic and people may pick at it). Normally I use 23 KT patent leaf, it's easier since it's on a transfer paper.

Bruce Larson
08-02-2006, 1:42 AM
Try www.etchmaster.com (http://www.etchmaster.com) for the best description of the techniques involved.

Al Mutairi
08-02-2006, 5:38 AM
Try www.etchmaster.com (http://www.etchmaster.com) for the best description of the techniques involved.

only Glass etching there :confused:

Do you have the exact link to the gold leaf application technique ?

Joe Pelonio
08-02-2006, 11:52 AM
Try these:

http://www.goldreverre.com/techniques.html

http://www.bozzle.com/id_Gilding.html