Re: [medieval-leather] Re: Gilding- How to cut the gold lea
> Interesting. I've never seen it adhering to aIf you have it in this form try using wax paper to move it to where
> backing. The leaf that I use comes in small 'books'
> with a thin sheet of tissue between each leaf of gold.
you wish to apply it. Just press the wax paper onto the leaf. The leaf
will adhere to the paper, then apply the leaf to the area you
wish to gild. Only that area which has been sized will "take" the
leaf, the rest should remain on the paper. Easier than using a knife
> > 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.
> > Cyneburh