dinsdag 3 maart 2009

No new batch of gesso today but catching up and putting gold on all the pages we have gesso on, more calligraphy practice and finishing the second dragon.

Polishing the first batch of warm gesso seems to be working pretty well today, better than last week (we started polishing on the same night we put the gold on). A nice mirrorlike surface appears, but under certain angles it looks more red (gesso color) than gold. A second layer (or actually third, the first two having been put on before polishing) helps. So: first layer, polish, second layer.

Make sure no gold is stuck to the paper around the spot you're polishing, because it will get polished onto the paper...

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