Stencil How-to: Reverse Stenciling and Gilding on Glass

Royal Design Studio
by Royal Design Studio
2 Materials
3 Hours

In this stencil tutorial we share how easy it is to create a verre églomisé finish on glass using our Clear Royal Stencil Size and Stencils from Royal Design Studio. Verre églomisé is a French term that literally translates to "glass gilded" and refers to the process where the reverse side of glass is gilded with gold or other metal leaf. Our Clear Royal Stencil Size, with its gel-like formula is designed to make this technique easy to achieve with any of the stencils from Royal Design Studio. Read on to find out how to recreate this elegant look on glass tabletops, or for glass cabinet doors and even framed art pieces.
Stencils and Supplies from Royal Design Studio
Stencils and Supplies from Royal Design Studio
Stencils and Supplies from Royal Design Studio
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  • Kim Kim on May 14, 2017

    I love this! How can I apply a stencil and paint it and then paint the rest of the table another color? Do I leave the stencil in place until the paint dries and then paint the rest in another color?

  • Fran Hale Fran Hale on Feb 09, 2019

    Hi the glue you are using seems to be in stick form. What is it please ?

    Thanks for the inspiration !!

  • Ralph Mongelli Ralph Mongelli on Nov 19, 2019

    Can this method be use to make a radio dial? I have a Majestic radio dial made of glass that was broken during shipping. or can you recommend someone to copy it ?

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  • Debbie Machmer Debbie Machmer on Mar 19, 2014
    absolutely gorgeous! A glass top stand wouldn't last long in my house, but the technique could be used so many ways. thanks for sharing.
  • Royal Design Studio Royal Design Studio on Mar 19, 2014
    @Debbie Machmer It would also look great on cabinet doors! The possibilities are endless! Let us know if you try it :)