G is for… gilt

Ooooh adding gold or silver to your book makes even the simplest tome a treasure to hold. Gilding is the process of adding precious metals to leather or paper bindings. There are gilding supplies available for anyone interested in apprenticing or taking a class.

gilded and enamel covers

beautiful detail on a gilded prayer book from Etsy

Red cover with gold gilding from 1700’s France

Etsy sample of a handmade book with beautiful gilided Art Nouveau cover

Great tutorial of creating a gilt spine here.

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