Gallery 2 - Framing Samples
What is gold leaf?
Gold leaf is genuine gold, rolled and hammered into thin sheets. Gilding is the process in which gold leaf is applied to a framing surface. This is an ancient art that requires master craftsmanship, knowledge of materials and patience. Ranel Parks of Athens Framing Gallery has mastered this ancient technique of gilding and applies it to his custom picture frames, which have remained popular through modern times. It continues to be one of the most desired and sought after decorative finishes of many of our framing gallery's clients.
Did you know...
That gold leaf is also edible! It is used to decorate food items such as chocolate and cakes; it is even used in spirits such as liqueurs. But here at Athens Framing Gallery, we use our gold leaf strictly for the purpose of embellishing custom fine art picture frames and decorative mirrors. This gilding technique is also used in antique frame restoration and reproduction.