RE: [MedievalSawdust] Period paint finishes (was: wood question)
- In "The Craftsman's Handbook" "Il Libro dell'Arte" by Cennino
d'Andrea Cennini written in Florence during the 15th century (1437
maybe) is a description of how to turn gold or silver leaf into
Basically it suggests you take 10 or 20 gold or silver leaves on a
porphyry slab and work it up with some well beaten white of egg, then
put it into a little glazed dish with enough tempera for it to flow
from the quill or brush. You grind it with gum arabic for use on
p102, Dover edition, 1960.
So there you go. The method that at least one person used to make
metallic paints in medieval times.
John of the Hills
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Subject: RE: [MedievalSawdust] Period paint finishes (was: wood
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 17:07:28 -0500
>Just as today paint was given an opalescent appearance by adding
>oyster shell. Metallic paints I would assume would have powders of
>metal added, similar to bronzing powders.
>In Magical Service,
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> can you point me in the direction of research on that? I
>heard of gold painting. Only gold leaf gilding.