Using the right tools when doing gilding helps the artist to achieve his collect imagination and vision about his art. Mostly the final product in gilding depends mostly on the quality of tools used , its therefore of paramount need that the tools used for this venture to be of high quality in order to have a beautiful and functional looking final product.
Several processes and different tools will be used whether a person is doing gilding for his interest or even for professional work, in order for him to attain the final collect product of what he is working out to get. Many and drastic changes have taken place in gilding industry bearing in mind that this art has been there for a very long time, to what is currently done nowadays ,that is from plating to using metallic powders, and even applying gold coating.
Other then the original French sense of the word faux, which means false, in actual art world ,faux finishing refers to that painting on a surface Cleary such that the appearance of the picture and the object looks like the same thing. Just like gilding faux finish has been around for many many years since the times of renaissance in Europe to the current date, the only difference is that it had advanced and made better by the day such that today it may be hard for one to differentiate between a faux finish and a real finish. Due to the enormous weight and high cost of marble many people find it easy to use faux finish since it’s not only comfortable but also cheap, this makes statue to be a good victim of this art of faux finish.
Wood can be used as a surface to do faux finish of many items. Also, any paintable surface can also be used to copy either gold, silver, bronze or even copper.
Decorative painting is a form or art just like faux finish just that this time it is independent and its main aim is for beatification. this kind of art is very different from the usual art since it seeks on beatification and achieving the aim of decoration. decorative painting aims at one to have an emotional, sensational contact with the art, it’s good for one to relax and examine the forms, materials, and color of the painting, in other words, to let the picture communicate to you. By the use of locally available materials many homeowners develop their decorative art.