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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheen View Post
    Aren't gold plating pens really expensive?
    They can be inexpensive, but the plating solution isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by china View Post
    Keum Boo it a art in itself although I was taught years ago by a Korean Master in Korea, I am only just starting to make use of the skills, (learning again) first off don't make the mistake of using gold leaf, you need gold foil which is thicker, plus the temperature needs to be just right it then blends onto the Silver correctly, I use a highly polished steel burnisher, I have not noticed any burnishing marks so far, but then most of what I have completed is textured, I will have ago at some smooth items and see what transpires.
    I would be wary about putting it in a tumbler.
    Thank you, I've been using this gold foil which I like 'Extra thick superior quality 24 carat Eco conflict free gold foil for Keum-Boo.' From Metal Clay . co .uk

    Maybe I am pressing too hard with the burnisher. I will try to press more lightly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ57 View Post
    Itís definitely an art Bob and plating would remove that particular process. Itís really challenging but then I donít have a hot plate and either use a plate on the gas hob with all the problems of a draught taking the gold off somewhere or I heat gently over my micro torch judging where I am heat wise before adding the gold
    I bought a couple of agate burnishers when I started but find them unwieldy and always too big. Iíve got a much better finish with my steel jewellers burnisher that Iíve had for 40odd years. If Iím burnishing within a dome then I use a doming punch or a chasing tool. Never going to be a Korean master but my customers like what I do with it
    Thank you! I will try with my metal burnisher instead of the agate. I love the process of Keum Boo. It is a longer process with the depletion guilding. Maybe I will have a look at the gold plating pen for future designs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrea756101 View Post
    Thank you! I will try with my metal burnisher instead of the agate. I love the process of Keum Boo. It is a longer process with the depletion guilding. Maybe I will have a look at the gold plating pen for future designs.
    I either use fine silver or work areas of fine silver into the design that I intend to keum boo. I find it much easier and less time consuming than depletion gilding

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