hand gilded boat name with v-carved effect

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Henry Reynolds
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hand gilded boat name with v-carved effect

Post by Henry Reynolds » Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:33 pm

Hello all,
I was looking for a technique I have seen on a few boat names. Hand gilded name with a
v-carved look. The gold looks as if it is manipulated in 2 or 3 different directions. Very realistic. I actually had to walk up to one name and touch it to find out that it was not actually carved. I have been hand painting for 30 years. Any help on this technique would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Henry R.

Andrew Lawrence
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Re: hand gilded boat name with v-carved effect

Post by Andrew Lawrence » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:07 pm

Was probably just directional burnishing. Dan Seese wrote a good article on it (albeit on glass)
http://www.danseesestudios.com/blog/201 ... ealed.html

Noel Weber & I did this one a few weeks back. Depending on whether it's getting direct or indirect light, and what the light source is changes the effect where some areas are darker, others lighter etc.
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vance galliher
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Re: hand gilded boat name with v-carved effect

Post by vance galliher » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:58 pm

or if you're doing a surface gild... it could look like this. midgleys letters are 1.5" hdu flat cut.

after rereading your post henry...you asked for a v-carved look, not prismatic
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Lee Littlewood
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Re: hand gilded boat name with v-carved effect

Post by Lee Littlewood » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:39 am

Andrew - is MING all 23K with different directions of burnish? It looks like the thin lines dividing the letters are 2k burnish too (?).
where am i? Now, when i need me...

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