Reverse Gold Leaf Gilded Window Sign for Adriano Carbone, The Block Arcade | PaintnSign

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Reverse Gold Leaf Gilded Window Sign for Adriano Carbone, The Block Arcade

Posted by Ray Pedersen on 25 December 2015

I did my first Sign Writing and Gold Leaf Gilding job in The Block Arcade 19 years ago.

One of my regular customers artist David Bromley, requested his new outlet BROMLEY & Co. to be sign written using Gold leaf. While I was doing the work for David, the centre manager Grant Cohen introduced himself and after a coffee or two, “Adriano Carbone’s” new gold gilded sign was born.

The first photo shows what the leaf looks like when initially applied using a water gild method.

 

Gold Leaf Gilded Window sign (pre burnishing) for Adriano Carbone Master Tailor

Gold Leaf Gilded Window sign (pre burnishing) for Adriano Carbone Master Tailor (The Block Arcade Melbourne)

 

Then burnishing is necessary which takes considerable skill.  Shown is the finished Hand lettered 24 karat Gold Leaf Sign.

Finished Reverse Gold Gilded Window sign (Adriano Carbone, Melbourne)

Finished Reverse Gold Leaf Gilded Window sign after burnishing (Adriano Carbone, Melbourne)

 

Adriano commented:

“Beautiful lettering Ray, I am impressed by your skill and work ethic... thank you!”

I was grateful for his comment and observations as he also is a Master Craftsman.

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