Ellen Mandelbaum



Unlike stained glass, Gilding, an exciting new technique using metallic-colored mica powders applied to the material’s surface, is visible in normal reflected light. Often applied to sturdy, light-weight lexan plastic, the gilding powders are mixed with gelatin to form a composition which permanently adheres to the material. Gilded artworks are attractive and alluring in their own right, but due to the lack of need for natural light, can be displayed in settings with artificial light sources, such as in residences, commercial lobbies, meeting rooms, and dimly lit religious spaces.