gilding

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A coating of gold, etc
The art of applying gold leaf to a surface
Present participle of gild
Gold leaf
{n} gold or silver laid on for ornament
gold leaf on the page edges
a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold
The process known as gilding simply means the application of gold, silver, or copper leaf to a surface that has been properly prepared with an adhesive known as 'gold size' Additional forms of leaf are variegated leaf, Dutch gold (primarily made from brass and simulated gold leaf) and Aluminum leaf (used to simulate silver leaf
An artistic process in which a thin metal leaf is affixed to a surface The effect is that of solid or inlaid metal The process has its origins in ancient Egypt and China, but reached its height of popularity at the end of the 19th century with Victorian fashion and gilded picture frames
A coating of gold etc
using gold or platinum to decorate ware
Gilding is a layer of gold or gold paint that is put on something
the process of electroplating a layer of pure gold on another metal
{i} thin layer of gold; act of covering with gold leaf
The application of gold or metallic leaf to a book's trim edges
Mostly in the book arena, gold leafing the edges of a book
- The application of a gold color to silver either: (1) by melting gold with mercury and painting it onto the surface with a brush, before removing the mercury by evaporation under heat, causing the two metals to fuse; (2) by soaking a linen rag in a solution of chloride of gold, burning it and rubbing the ashes onto the silver, which adhere; or (3) by modem electrolysis
The process of decorating glass by the use of gold leaf, gold paint, or gold dust The gilding may be applied with size, or amalgamated with mercury It is then usually fixed to the glass by heat Gold leaf may be picked up on a gather of hot glass
The application of gold or metallic leaf to a book’s trim edges
Covering a surface with gold leaf
A coating with a thin layer of gold or gold-like substance
The art of applying a very thin layer of gold leaf or powder form over plaster or wood There are three main techniques - oil, water and powder Oil gilding is the most common - it uses wafer thin sheets of gold leaf, which are painstakingly applied The surface is first prepared with size (a glue), left to get tacky for a few seconds, and then the fragments are transferred with a tiny brush The leaf is gently rubbed with the back of the paper like a transfer Available from good art shops, it is usually sold in little books on sheets of waxed paper Dutch metal Leaf is a less expensive version Other metals such as silver are also produced Water gilding is a technique used by the Ancient Egyptians, whilst powder gilding is performed by restoration experts
The art or practice of overlaying or covering with gold leaf; also, a thin coating or wash of gold, or of that which resembles gold
Considered by many to be the highest form of sign art, gilding is the application of thin metal sheets (see gold leaf) to glass, signs and vehicles After the work surface is clean and the design is marked out, a gelatin sizing is brushed on the area to be gilded The gold leaf is then carried to the work site through the use of a gilder's tip and static electricity After the entire area is dry, the gold leaf is burnished and holes and imperfections in the gild are filled The final step is painting the backs of the letters (and an outline) if the gild is reversed on a window, or outlining them if it is a direct gild
Gold in leaf, powder, or liquid, for application to any surface
Procedure by which surfaces of various materials are covered in gold
The application of gold leaf
Coating with a thin layer of gold (or a substance which resembles gold)
The coating of a surface with a thin layer of gold Electroplating is the modern form of gilding
Any superficial coating or appearance, as opposed to what is solid and genuine
[art] Gold flakes or leaf used as a surface finish
The application of gold leaf to an object, generally to wood or metal
a fine layer of gold over a base of silver Until fairly recently silver was gilt by a process known as fire, or mercurial, gilding This method involved applying an amalgam of gold and mercury to the surface of the silver object then heating it to volatize the mercury but not the gold Parcel-gilding refers to partial or part gilding, a process where a varnish was applied to the areas of the object that the maker did not want gilt The mercury and gold amalgam would not adhere to these areas
Affixing thin metal leaf to a surface to give the effect of solid or inlaid metal It is a very old technique that goes back to the Egyptians and the Chinese It reached its highest point at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century with Victorian fashion and in the gilding of gold picture frames
gilding the lily
Present participle of gild the lily
gilding metal
a brass that is rich in copper; used to make articles that were to be gilded
gild
to make appear drunk
gild
to adorn
gild
decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold
gild
To make red with drinking
gild
To give a fair but deceptive outward appearance to; to embellish; as, to gild a lie
gild
To make attractive; to adorn; to brighten
gild
{v} to wash over with gold adorn, set off
gild
a formal association of people with similar interests; "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"
gild
If you gild a surface, you cover it in a thin layer of gold or gold paint. Carve the names and gild them. gilded statues. Variant of guild
gild
To overlay with a thin covering of gold; to cover with a golden color; to cause to look like gold
gild
{f} cover with a thin layer of gold; make golden; decorate, embellish, give the appearance of beauty to (especially in order to deceive)
gild
To cover with a thin layer of gold; to cover with gold leaf
water gilding
The act, or the process, of gilding metallic surfaces by covering them with a thin coating of amalgam of gold, and then volatilizing the mercury by heat; called also wash gilding
gilding

    Hyphenation

    gild·ing

    Turkish pronunciation

    gîldîng

    Pronunciation

    /ˈgəldəɴɢ/ /ˈɡɪldɪŋ/

    Etymology

    [ 'gild ] (transitive verb.) 14th century. Middle English, from Old English gyldan; akin to Old English gold gold.

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