Embellishing a mirror frame
We’ve been using metal leaf in a lot of our framing work lately. Gold, in particular, adds an illuminating, reflective quality to a mirror frame.
Gilding is often combined with painted sections of frame, so you can add interest where you want as opposed to gilding the entire piece.
Of course, mirror frames gilded in their entirety will always be in demand. They add a sense of luxe and warmth to a room’s decoration.
Metal leaf has a special luminosity – there’s really nothing quite like it. And, of course, there is a skill in knowing how to handle gold leaf which is as thin as 4 millionths of an inch!
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