The resurgence of interest in Hand lettering, Reverse Gold Leaf Glass Gilding, Verre Églomisé, Glazing, Marbling, and other painted finishes continues to expand. Sign writing is one of the oldest skills associated with communication via Visual Directions, Identification, Logos, Business Branding etc.
The work of the traditional sign writer has always been in demand involving a precise art which takes many years to learn but considerably longer to master. Rather than accumulating many hours looking at a computer screen trying to create a masterpiece or similar hand crafted works, a skilled sign writer, using quality sable brushes and the correct mixture of paint & solutions, can achieve beautiful painted lettering and shapes with a variety of effects to please the most discerning customer. This gives immense personal satisfaction to the observer & craftsperson. Something very human is conveyed into the job, reflecting the artist's thoughtful product knowledge and skillful application.
Gilded signage is both elegant & durable. It is these & other properties which make it the most desirable of all finishes when reverse glass effects are required. This 'unique classic' approach to signage has always been the preferred choice of discerning people who understand the value of first impression when identifying & promoting their business or establishment.
Reverse Water Gilded Window Signwriting
To achieve the stunning result of a reverse water gilded gold leaf sign on glass, knowledge, technique and patience are required. An example of the process is described pictorially below in a recently completed project (Christopher Vine Design, High Street, Windsor, Melbourne, Victoria).