Another gilding /gold leaf job. This time in a local Church - preparing an involved stencil design for the alcove behind the Our Lady altar.
Day 1 to set up the scaffold tower and layout the design with laser level.
Day 2 to double and treble check the layout!
Day 3 - 8 (today) beginning the process of gold leafing. The photo is at start of Day 9.
And on to the end of Day 12. Gilded most of the wall...corners and curves demanding more attention. Outside Arch detail gilded ready for design to be stencilled over!
Stencil being applied to curved detail of arch. A simple fleur de lys and cross design custom drawn to fit the space and overlay the gold.