Gilder’s Paste and Lucite Leaves

Last week, a reader asked about using Gilder’s paste on the Lucite leaves to enhance the veins and add contrast. Here are my observations. First off – the Gilder’s paste goes onto the Lucite beautifully – sticks well and shows up nicely. Second observation – some of these Lucite leaves and flowers have a raised pattern, and some have a pressed-in pattern or texture – and which ever one the leaf in question has, makes a significant difference to the look when the Gilder’s paste is applied. Here we have an example. On the left is the Lalique leaf, without …