Gold Leaf Restoration

An Introduction to Restoring Gilded Frames

In Person Class! - Location: Georgian Bay Conservation, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

The GildedPlanet.com is excited to partner with the Charles Douglas Gilding Studio to provide you with the highest quality, hands on training for the gilding arts.

Gold Leaf Restoration: Moulds, Casting, Beginning Water Gilding

Gold Leaf Restoration - An Introduction to Restoring Gilded Frames

This exciting week of gilding in Owen Sound offers a 3-Day Intensive in the world of Gold Leaf Restoration of Picture Frames. Explore a non-toxic silicone method of creating moulds for casting missing frame ornaments in hydrocal, gesso putty for filling holes and gouges, preparing gesso and clay bole, and traditional water gilding in 23k gold leaf.

The process of restoring gilded frames can also be applied to gilded furniture and other wooden objects. The focus is gesso consolidation for stabilizing loose gilded gesso with rabbit skin glue as a binder.

The use of gesso putty will be shown for its benefits in rebuilding sections in areas of gesso loss all leading to ultimate ingilding with gold leaf, burnishing, rubbing, and toning to blend with an existing gilded surface.

Join us for this exciting class in the captivating field of gold leaf restoration in the lovely quaint Village of Owen Sound!


Date Location Time Price Status Register Now
Wednesday - Friday, May 3-5, 2023 In Person Georgian Bay Conservation, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada 10:30am - 5:00pm EST (1 hour lunch) $775.00 AVAILABLE REGISTER NOW

Class Materials

Charles Douglas Classes - Water Gilding

Discount code will be provided during your workshop!

Complete Class Kit - Special

Purchase all the recommended tools from this educational series in one easy step.

CDWG/KIT $ 395.00
Use discount code at checkout - provided by instructor - to save even more!

Also available, Sepp Leaf Professional Water Gilding Kits. Water Gilding Tool Kit, with gesso (whiting), rabbit skin glue, clay bole and genuine 22kt Gold leaf and our Water Gilding Materials Kit, including Gilders Tip brush, gilding pad and gilding knife at Water Gilding Kits.


Purchase class items individually

Re-load on essential items!!! Every artist knows that If you use your tools right, then they will preform for you. True work horses - and in a pinch, you know which are your "go-to" tools. But even your hardest working friends need refreshing. Now is your time. And enjoy a special discount on the folowing items, exclusively through the Charles Douglas Gilding Studio Workshops. Thanks for participating in our workshops!

Use discount code at checkout - provided by instructor - to save even more!

213K/3.5 $ 81.00
Pure Sable Kolinsky - Single - 3.5" width x 2" Length - French
Gilder's Tip
MA13 $ 68.50
MA13 Agate stone burnisher - Wood Handle - German
Agate Burnisher
MA42 $ 68.50
MA42 Pointed Agate burnisher - OPTIONAL - Not included in kit above
Agate Burnisher
61/2 $ 23.00
Pure Kazan Squirrel - Pointed Mop - Quill Ferrule - Wood Handle - French
8mm Brush
625/1 $ 28.00
Mixed Squirrel - 1" Tapered - Metal Ferrule - Wood Handle - German
1" Brush
GK/S $ 39.00
Gilders Knife - Single edge with square tip 5½" blade
Gilders Knife
GP/D $ 74.00
Gilders Pad, Delux 7" x 9.1/2" W/O SHIELD - Italian
Gilders Pad
943/3/4 $ 20.00
Pure Ox Hair. 3/4". Metal ferrule and a raw wood handle.
3/4" Ox Brush
CARB3/1 $ 15.00
Florence Rouge Whiting - Gesso powder - 1 lb
Dry Gesso
RSG330/1 $ 24.00
Framers Glue - Rabbit Skin Glue - German Fine Granulated - 1 lb
Rabbit Skin Glue 1lb.
3355P/5 $ 46.50
Selhamin Red Bole - 5oz jar - Wet
Red Bole - Clay
MA23.00DB/B $ 96.00
Manetti Brand - 23kt Double Gold Leaf Book - Loose Leaf - 18 grams
23kt Gold Leaf

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