*AFF Decorative Art White

Gilding & Ornamenting

The gleam of metal leaf and the flourish of ornamental designs are the frosting on the cake of a beautiful piece of art, furniture, or a room.

Aluminum Leaf

My client’s treasured decorative piece received a new finish of aluminum leaf and a warm, silver glaze.

23k Gold Leaf

The gold leaf application on these carvings makes the design pop out from the rest of this rustic front door. A minimum of 23k gold must be used on exterior surfaces to prevent tarnishing. Less-pure gold leaf oxidizes over time, especially if exposed to the elements.

Leafing Styles

With gilding and leafing, many different styles can be achieved (L to R): leaf on plaster, mosaic-style tiles, paint on top of leaf, multi-colored broken leaf.

French Flourish

This home office ceiling features a parchment-style glaze with stunning ornamentation, including a Fleur De Lis motif, applied in gold and pewter metallic paints.

Italian Flourish

These closet doors were transformed from plain white into an armoire-inspired design with airy Italian floral panels.

Italian Tromp L'oeil

The Italian panel design derived from ornamental carved wood. Everything in this image, including the frame, is painted.

Antiqued Furniture Ornamentation

This simple ornamentation adds a flourish or elegance to furniture. The finish gains character through a light sanding that implies age and wear.

Ottoman-Arch

This dramatic arch ornamentation features bold colors and Ottoman style patterns in this makeover for an 11-year-old girl's room.

Silver Paint “Inlay” Over Wood-Graining

This previously green, pink, and white armoire received a dramatic redo with faux wood-graining and ornamental faux silver inlay.

*AFF Decorative Art White

Gilding & Ornamenting

The gleam of metal leaf and the flourish of ornamental designs are the frosting on the cake of a beautiful piece of art, furniture, or a room.

 

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Aluminum Leaf

My client’s treasured decorative piece received a new finish of aluminum leaf and a warm, silver glaze.

23k Gold Leaf

The gold leaf application on these carvings makes the design pop out from the rest of this rustic front door. A minimum of 23k gold must be used on exterior surfaces to prevent tarnishing. Less-pure gold leaf oxidizes over time, especially if exposed to the elements.

Leafing Styles

With gilding and leafing, many different styles can be achieved (L to R): leaf on plaster, mosaic-style tiles, paint on top of leaf, multi-colored broken leaf.

French Flourish

This home office ceiling features a parchment-style glaze with stunning ornamentation, including a Fleur De Lis motif, applied in gold and pewter metallic paints.

Italian Flourish

These closet doors were transformed from plain white into an armoire-inspired design with airy Italian floral panels.

Italian Tromp L'oeil

The Italian panel design derived from ornamental carved wood. Everything in this image, including the frame, is painted.

Antiqued Furniture Ornamentation

This simple ornamentation adds a flourish or elegance to furniture. The finish gains character through a light sanding that implies age and wear.

Ottoman-Arch

This dramatic arch ornamentation features bold colors and Ottoman style patterns in this makeover for an 11-year-old girl's room.

Silver Paint “Inlay” Over Wood-Graining

This previously green, pink, and white armoire received a dramatic redo with faux wood-graining and ornamental faux silver inlay.

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