The Book of Gold

The Book of Gold

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Have you ever wanted to experience writing or painting with the finest 24 carat gold ink? There is no substitute for pure gold, and it is almost impossible to buy a product of the best quality because of the time and expertise required to make it.

"The Book of Gold, " is a unique resource and practical manual for making superfine 24 carat "shell gold" pigment, as used by the makers of precious illuminated manuscripts in the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Based on twenty-five years of rigorous research, practice and teaching, this is the definitive authority on the making and application of this most precious of pigments.

This 11-Megabyte ebook has been lovingly put together, with 51 pages of detailed step-by-step instruction on how to make fine gold pigment, how to use it, with additional information about Persian illumination, ruling lines with a brush, and making magnificent gold-sprinkled paper. There is also a library of illumination patterns to start you off using your pure gold (or pure silver) ink once you have made it. There are 70 stunning high quality zoomable photographs taking you through every stage of the process, and a hyperlinked contents page taking you straight to the page you need. You can view the manual on your computer or tablet, or you can even print it off for use in the studio if you prefer.

Please note that the content and images in this book are coyrighted, and intended for the sole use of the buyer. Please do not distribute copies.

The sections of the book are as follows:

INTRODUCTION

MAKING SHELL GOLD:
Gold Leaf
Reasons to grind your own shell gold
Basic Principles
GRINDING:
Prepare your working space
Washing
Filtering
Silver and Coloured gold

PAINTING WITH GOLD AND SILVER:
Mediums
Adding medium to the shell gold
Burnishing
Painting surfaces
Paper
Brushes and Pens
To start painting

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES:
Ruling gold lines
Using a ruling-pen
Illumination and calligraphy
Painting the margins
Gold sprinkled paper

SUPPLIERS

PATTERN LIBRARY

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


To find out more about the background and teaching that have culminated in this book, please browse this blog:
http://anitachowdry.wordpress.com/

Or visit the artist's website:
http://www.anitachowdry.com/

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Arleta 10 Jan, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
The book was very helpful and professionally done.

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VIRGINIA DACOSTA 28 Aug, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
This is an extremely helpful book for me on the use of gold and gilding. The online copy came immediately and I am thoroughly enjoying reading it.

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Haley 13 Aug, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Nice step by step in the book. Very glad to have purchased it. Answered a lot of questions I hadn’t been able to learn elsewhere.

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Kerri Atwell 10 Jun, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Very comprehensive but is easy to read and follow the instructions. Shell gold one day/s! Thanks. Kerri

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