Below, I use one of my most recent projects to demonstrate the process of Reverse Glass Gilding, and after the demo I provide a list with links to the materials you will need to get started.
REVERSE GLASS GILDING
Step 1 : Clean the Glass
Step 2 : Create your design
Step 3 : Create A Pounce Pattern to Transfer Design to Glass with Chalk
Step 4 : Prepare Water Size (water/gelatin based glue)
Step 5 : Apply Gold
Step 6 : Wait for Gold To Adhere, Then Rub Away Excess Gold
Step 7 : Transfer Design Using Pounce Pattern and Chalk
Step 8 : Paint Backup Black Overtop Gold
Step 9 : Wash Away Excess Gold
Step 10 : Paint in the background a solid color
Step 10 : Let Background Paint Dry then Frame your Glass!
When I first started reading about gold leaf techniques, the entire process was foreign to me, as it might be to you. It took me a while to figure out everything that I would need to get started. So, I figured that sharing this knowledge in a list format would be helpful to people interested in learning about gold leaf! I've provided links for most the supplies, so if you are so inclined, you can build up your digital shopping cart.