Step 1 – Applying the painted outline with a stencil Glass gilding, at least the way we do it now, requires the use of a stencil to apply the outline of the lettering to the interior surface of the clear glass window. There are other ways to do this but for our purposes and expediency […]
Gold leaf in Washington, DC. Gold leaf numbers / Glass gilding for an historic private home in Adams Morgan. 23 karat double gold leaf applied by hand. Black outline and backup paint to protect the gold leaf. Our gold leaf installations last a lifetime. How it looks before the excess gold leaf is eradicated Backup […]
Hand lettering done right. Murals of course! Something nice for Something Vintage Rentals. Hand lettering by Designs & Signs, and some stenciling too! Handsome hand lettering for Something Vintage Rentals near Washington, DC. First we use a pounce pattern to transfer outlines of the letters onto the wall. A pounce pattern is basically a drawing of […]
Glass gilding / Gold leaf numbers on glass, rendered by hand. Black painted outline with black backup paint. Gilded inline on glass. This piece was donated by Designs & Signs, it is currenly on display at The Museum of the Gilding Arts in Pontiac, Illinois.
Gold leaf and hand painted lettering in Washington DC. Glass gilding at Colony Club, a new cafe in the city. 23 karat gold leaf lettering on door and transom. Brush lettering custom logo by hand on the brick facade. Please take a moment to review more photos of our gold leaf signs and glass gilding […]
A mural and a chocolate shoppe! What a thrill for our mural to be featured at the Museum of Industry in Baltimore City. Brendon Brando smiles for the camera, and enjoys this fantastic museum exhibit. We appreciate the recognition and Brendon enjoyed telling his story… The Bond Street Wharf mural project is on display! The […]