01/08 Initial research - Materials + Processes
Moving into my 3rd phase of research - looking and experimenting with gilding techniques, new and old.
I have looked into traditional techniques such as gold gilding and more modern processes like electroplating and hydro graphics.
An alternative area I have chosen to look at is natural gilds,
If the idea of luxury being a rarity and uniqueness of a product, and nature is unrepeatable/we try incredibly hard using incredible difficult techniques to try to replicate it then in some way are natural gilds of value to?
After understanding the processes and buying all the materials I was ready to go.
I haven't thought to much about what I am gilding at this point as I just want to understand the process and the results. I started with a real range of objects and surfaces I bought from a charity shop and general rubbish that I have found lying found around.