Paste-print reliefs, insertion of glass stones, engravings, punching, graining and other procedures used in the gilding of paintings to obtain the maximum brightness and splendor of the surface.
A technique used in gilding, “graffito” allows to obtain small highlights or gilded decorations on colored backgrounds.
Shell gilding or “nicchia” (niche) gilding is achieved by mixing gold dust with a binder and then spreading the mixture with a brush.
Among the various techniques used for the gilding of a painting, the oil gilding technique involves the use of an oleo-resinous mordant to allow the adhesion of the gold leaf.
Among the techniques used for the gilding of a surface, water gilding, or bolus gilding, is the most widespread and appreciated.
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