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Gilding & Gold Leaf

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Burnishers Leaf & Shell Gold Leaf, Imitation & Non-precious Size & Base

S892. Instacoll Gold Size
S892. Instacoll (was item S479) Yellow color.

Available sizes:
1oz. or 3oz. wide-mouth jars
2oz. Nalgene dropper bottle
Bulk 1 liter bottle

Reggie Ezell, Harvest Crittenden, and Sheila Waters use this synthetic size for raised, mirror-finish gilding with gold leaf. They and many others have found it easier to use than traditional gesso made from slaked plaster. Yellow color allows you to see what you have applied.

Caution: Freezing adversely affects Instacoll. Those in the North or west of the Rockies should order during the warmer months.

Click here for printed instructions on how to use this product.

Click here for Harvest Crittenden's video instructions on gilding with instacoll and a complete list of supplies in the video.

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S738. Shell Gold Tablet
Powdered gold with a gum arabic binder. 23.75 carat. Comes in a transparent plastic container with a lid. Close lid after use. Use with a brush or pen to add real gold decoration to manuscripts, scrolls and calligraphic works. Shell gold can complement areas of gold leaf or it can be used alone.

We have discontinued the larger sizes because they did not offer any cost savings. Our small shell gold is approximately 7.5mm diameter x 4mm thick. However, size & weight varies slightly depending on the amount of residual water.

Shell gold prices are based on the worldwide gold market and may be different from what is printed in our catalog.

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S267. Gilder's Cushion / Gilders Cushion
Use a gold knife to cut loose gold leaf on this 5"x8" gilders cushion. Ultrasuede with ribbon trim. Exact shape and color of top and ribbon trim may vary from what is shown.

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S710. Gold Knife / Gilders Knife
This gilders knife is used for cutting gold and imitation leaf.
Carbon steel blade set in a comfortable plastic handle. Blade 6", overall length 10.25". From France. Already sharpened.

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S189. 23K Patent Gold Leaf
Patent Gold Leaf

Patent leaft come adhered to a backing sheet. It is much easier to use than loose gold leaf, especially with Instacol and similar products. It can be cut with scissors and then handled with tweezers. Both tweezers and scissors should be kept very clean. XX 23K. Book of 25 sheets. 3-3/8" x 3-3/8"

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I87. Gum Ammoniac LIQUID
Gum Ammoniac Prepared Liquid

Skip the soaking and straining normally involved with using Gum Ammoniac! This liquid is ready to use for flat gilding straight out of the bottle. 30 ml glass bottle. (1oz)

Helpful hints for using gum ammoniac from Jerry Tresser:

Preparing & Using Gum Ammoniac

Find more useful tips on our Product Help page.

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S615. Blunt Point Agate Burnisher
Blunt Point Agate Burnisher. Short handle. 5.75" overall length. Crafted for us in Germany.

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S917. Leather Burnisher Bag
S917. Leather Burnisher Bag

Made from the same high quality leather as our Sull's Pen Pouch, this bag is the perfect size to hold most short-handle burnishers. This glove leather bag will help protect your burnisher, looks nice, and feels wonderful.

Aprrox 8"x2", with drawstring.

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S903. Agate Lipstick Burnisher
S903. Agate Lipstick Burnisher

Same shape as our Hemitatite Lipstick Burnisher (S701), but made of agate. Short handle. Approx 5.75" overall length.

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S983. Kolner Miniatum Ink
S983. Kolner Miniatum Ink

This thinner version of Minatum of is a favorite of Rosemary Buczek. Write with a broad-edged or pointed nib with Miniatum Ink, then apply gold leaf. Dries flexible, making it ideal for work on vellum and paper.

1/2oz in plastic jar
1oz in glass jar
50ml in plastic jar

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