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Re: gilding edges of bk pages?
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: gilding edges of bk pages?
- From: JanSapp <JanSapp@AOL.COM>
- Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 15:50:35 EST
- Message-Id: <199801252051.MAA22412@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
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Shell gold can be bought in a good art supply store and it acts like
watercolor or gauche although it comes by itself in a little round pan. It
looks more like gold leaf than other gold paints that you would use on the
fore-edge, head, bottom of the book. I'd try this on a practice 'book'
before I did the real thing; also I would use wooden clothes pins, with pieces
of scrap paper underneath them to protect the 'book', before I did the real
thing. Use a dry brush rather than one sopping wet. Another lister wrote a
beautiful description of painting the edges of the book; you might want to
contact the writer off list as he/she seems to know a lot more about this
technique than I. Good luck--and have fun with it. email@example.com