Custom Craft | Karl Stehn | Applying Silver Leaf To A Bike Tank [video]

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As part of our Custom Craft series, Karl Stehn of KDS Designs shows us how he silver leafs a motorcycle tank from the design layout to the final execution.

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The steps that Karl goes through in this film are:

// Drawing the design on tracing paper.
// Rubbing the back of the tracing paper with chalk.
// 'Pouncing' the design to the tank.
// Hand-painting Gold Size to the tank.
// Laying the leaf over the Gold Size.
// Burnishing the leaf off.

Karl is located near Geelong in Victoria, Australia.

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