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Re: [BKARTS] gold leaf question



Are you preparing your eggwhite glair by whipping the whites and then
allowing the liquid to settle out overnight?

Doug Sanders


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Carole Vanderhoof [mailto:CaroleVanderhoof@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 2:28 PM
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: gold leaf question
> 
> Don Rash wrote:
> >Did you pre-treat the leather (pastewash or thin gelatin) before
tooling?
> 
> Yes, I paste washed with thin wheat paste.  I have been using a
shellac based glaire
> for the last year, and would now like to switch to egg white.  The egg
white seems to
> take forever to dry, so perhaps I am putting it on too thick. How do
you put it on and
> how long does it take to dry for you?  I put one coat on & it took 45
min, then the
> next coat another 45. I am using two coats because calf is porous,
right??
> 
> Thanks for the help so far, everybody!  I have turned out books
acceptable to
> customers, it is just that the gold seems very fragile, and I want
better quality.
> 
> In a related question - what is the best finish to use over calf &
genuine gold leaf?
> Some finishes take the gold right off. I'd like to protect it somehow,
but not dull the
> shine...
> 
> Carole Vanderhoof
> Lonely Pine Bindery
> 
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