Glass Plate with Gold Leaf
This beautiful effect is achieved with ease using lazertran
on the back of that old glass plate you had forgotten
in the cupboard.
Sheet of images on Lazertran.
Metal leaf, fake gold. silver or copper it's up
to you! and a small bottle of recommended adhesive
for metal leaf.
Red or black enamel paint.
Soft tissue paper.
This technique can be used as a memory plate, just
use your family photo instead of the images seem above.
Clean the back of the plate to remove grease and
Cut your images out of the sheet of lazertran.
You do not have to be precise as the white areas
will be clear.
Soak the cut out images in warm water.
Slide the images off the backing sheet onto the
back of the glass plate. Position then press home
with a wade of tissue paper. If any creases occur
over difficult shapes. warm with the hairdryer and
stretch into curves.
When all your images have been fixed dry well with
Apply an even coating of metal leaf glue and allow
to get tacky. (Follow manufacturers instruction).
Apply metal leaf all over the images until all are
covered. (I usually apply a second coat of leaf)
Finish with a coat of red or black paint to protect
the leaf from scratching.
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