Sunday, 14 September 2008

Guilding workshop with John Ward

Yesterday we held our September meeting, with John Ward as our guest tutor. The workshop focussed on Guilding, with a little bit on Pressure Release while we were waiting on various glues and mediums drying.

I have to say I really enjoyed the day, I was always a bit frightened of Guilding and the various bits of equipment required, John laid all our fears to rest and talked us through the various products, methods and latest equipment available which all he brough along with him for us to try.

We started by learning how to lay the adhesive medium (the hardest part) John had printed lots of shapes onto thick paper for us to practice with. This was a great idea to get us used to filling in square, triagles, circles etc. as smoothly and quickly as possible. Laying the gold (either transfer or leaf) was the easy part!

I'll update the blog later on toady with photos from the session.

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