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S892. Instacoll Gold Size
S892. Instacoll (was item S479) Yellow color.

Available sizes:
1oz. or 3oz. wide-mouth jars
2oz. Nalgene dropper bottle
Bulk 1-liter bottle

Reggie Ezell, Harvest Crittenden, and Sheila Waters use this synthetic size for raised, mirror-finish gilding with gold leaf. They and many others have found it easier to use than traditional gesso made from slaked plaster. Yellow color allows you to see what you have applied.

Caution: Freezing adversely affects Instacoll. Those in the North or west of the Rockies should order during the warmer months.



Click here for printed instructions on how to use this product.

Click here for Harvest Crittenden's video instructions on gilding with instacoll and a complete list of supplies in the video.





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S898. Jerry Tresser's Liquid Gesso
S898. Jerry Tresser's Liquid Gesso.

Use this prepared gesso for manuscript illumination. His special slaked plaster recipe, based on Cennini's centuries-old formula and adjusted to work with Titanium Oxide, is now available in easy-to-use liquid form! (Jerry has used this gesso for his personal work for over 30 years.) It is tinted pink using gilder's bole, the traditional pigment. The gesso comes ready to use: apply with a brush or ruling pen. An easy adjustment is made for use with pointed or broad-edged pen or quill - (directions below - never dilute with water). Stir before using to remix the ingredients. It applies smoothly with no air bubbles or pinholes (never shake to remix!). Stored tightly sealed in its liquid form in your refrigerator; it will keep for years. Does not contain White Lead, but instead uses non-poisonous Titanium dioxide for the white pigment.

Choose:
1/4oz jar
1/2oz jar


Information for using Jerry Tresser's Gesso (PDF)

Click here for instructional videos using Jerry Tresser's Liquid Gesso.



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S983. Kolner Miniatum Ink
S983. Kolner Miniatum Ink

This thinner version of Miniatum of is a favorite of Rosemary Buczek. Write with a broad-edged or pointed nib with Miniatum Ink, then apply gold leaf. Dries flexible, making it ideal for work on vellum and paper.

Please note: the manufacturer has changed the color of Miniatum from the pink shown in our print catalog to the color pictured here.

Choose:
1/2oz in plastic jar
1oz in glass jar
50ml in plastic jar



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BR49. Raphael Kaerell 8394 Pointed Brush
BR49. Pointed Round Synthetic Brush for water media.

Harvest Crittenden uses this brush for applying Instacoll in gilding.

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#0.
#1.
#2. Limited Stock
#3. Limited Stock




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S760. Kölner Miniatum (50ml)
Kölner Miniatum (50ml).

Formulated for gilding on paper and other flexible surfaces. Will give full gloss finish. Ideal for gilding manuscripts. Similar to, but thinner than, Instacoll; some find it easier to use. 50ml bottle.

Instructions are included with each bottle.

Choose Clear or Yellow (most prefer yellow).

(This used to be item S596)



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I87. Gum Ammoniac LIQUID
Gum Ammoniac Prepared Liquid



Skip the soaking and straining normally involved with using Gum Ammoniac! This liquid is ready to use for flat gilding straight out of the bottle. 30 ml glass bottle. (1oz)



Helpful hints for using gum ammoniac from Jerry Tresser:

Preparing & Using Gum Ammoniac



Find more useful tips on our Product Help page.



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S455. Gilders Bole Powder
Gilders Bole.

Choose Size: 1/2oz or 1oz

1. Use this powdered color on the back of your sheet to transfer designs instead of graphite.
2. Add some of this powdered color to your mixture when you are making gesso for raised gilding. It tints the gesso and makes any pin holes in the gold much less obvious than with a bright white gesso.

This is the "Armenian Bole" that is listed as an ingredient in the gesso recipes. However, this bole is from France, not Armenia.

"The actual outline drawing was very carefully planned, and drawn, down to the last tiny detail, the final being on tracing paper. I traced this down very carefully on to the prepared vellum using Saral transfer paper. Nowadays I would rub powdered Armenian bole on the back of the tracing instead, as it is non greasy and easier to erase after ink lines have been drawn." Sheila Waters discussing the process she used in her Roundel of the Seasons




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