3198Re: [medieval-leather] Re: Gilding- How to cut the gold leaf?
- May 1, 2000Phillip wrote:
>In one of the previous posts, someome mentioned cutting the leaf intoI my small amounts of gilding I've not found it necessary to cut gold leaf
>appropriate sizes...how in heck do you do that? I look at this stuff and it
>wads up into a tiny lil ball. :)
>Phillip the Skeptic
anywhich way. It comes in small squares adhering to a glossy backing; you
put the size on the spots that you want gilded, and press the gold leaf (on
backing) onto those spots. It only sticks to the size, and stays on the
backing otherwise. I gather that when using gold leaf not-on-a-backing-sheet
it works much the same way but is fiddlier. Maybe there are other techniques
involving cutting...but not the ones I was taught.
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