Middle Temple Coats of Arms

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Heratige Stone Coats of Arms: Works carried out for Hare and Humphreys

This was an involved project at an extremely prestigious site off the Embankment. The stone carved shields needed totally stripping back, this all had to be done using hand tools to avoid any damage. Once this was done, I sealed the stone and then sized certain areas for gilding. We used 23crt loose leaf gold and palladium leaf, this was applied using a squirrel tip brush. Once the gilding was completed l painted in the rest of the livery using sign writers one shot. As with all heritage work, great care needs to be taken in the methods and materials employed to do the work.

Coats of Arms and other heraldic devices such as standards, crests and badges etc. are painted in great detail on any material. Paintings are executed with extreme accuracy and a high degree of detail. Gold powder, gold leaf, silver or aluminium leaf may be used if required. On the particular project the lions, crown and sword handles are finished in gold and the sword blades in palladium. All the other colours were mixed to match historic images.

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