3199Re: [medieval-leather] Re: Gilding- How to cut the gold leaf?
- May 1, 2000Interesting. I've never seen it adhering to a
backing. The leaf that I use comes in small 'books'
with a thin sheet of tissue between each leaf of gold.
> I my small amounts of gilding I've not found it__________________________________________________
> necessary to cut gold leaf
> 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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