Gold has a magic like nothing else. The effect we get with gold leaf simply can't be duplicated any other way. It gathers light and reflects it back to the viewer. The lettering on our display booth already looked great when we painted them metallic gold but we knew that they would look ten times better when it was gilded. Today Becke got a good start on that task. The process is relatively simple. She painted two or three letters with a fast oil based size and let them tack up until they squeaked when we did the 'knuckle test'. Then she laid on the 23K gold leaf and burnished it with a special ultra soft brush. The letters instantly came to life - pure magic!