Gold and Silver gilding techniques have evolved over the centuries. We love to apply gold and silver on surfaces like, wall plaster, stone, wood, metal, paper and textile. During my visit to the Calico Museum, i was amazed to see the gold work on textiles in so many different ways.
In my years of experience as a conservator, i myself have studied gold application techniques on all the previously mentioned surfaces and with varied techniques depending upon the requirement.
We have been fortunate enough to practice most of the gilding techniques.