Glass Gilding – Metal Leaf

NEW CLASS: Glass Gilding: Metal Leaf Series

with Marybeth Ting

A guide to gilding with metal leaf such as composition gold, copper, bronze, aluminum, and a variety of variegated leaf in both water and oil size. Different methods and a combination of techniques will be applied through multiple projects.

General Overview


  • Learn the tools and materials required
  • Explore different types of metal leaf
  • How to clean your glass to ensure it’s ready for gilding
  • Making the water and oil size to use for metal leaf – reflective and matte finish


  • How to apply composition gold leaf and other metal leaf
  • Burnishing your work
  • Protecting and backing up your work to complete the gilding process


  • Creating an ombré finish
  • Crosshatching technique
  • Distressing technique
  • Masking your work to create designs
  • Using vinyl for intricate and precise work

Here is a list of the tools and materials you will need.

Here is a list of suppliers that we recommend.

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