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Jerry Tresser


The Technique of Raised Gilding


Convention Essential Supply List

Some dark sheets of canson (black, dark grey, burgundy), a couple of sheets of watercolor paper 140hp (PS47), or some sheets of smooth bristol or vellum bristol (PS99). Pads are fine, your usual calligraphy supplies (rulers (S270, S271), t-squares (S623, S692), paper for writing (P31), dip pens, nibs, etc. Paper towels, a small bottle of water, a couple of shot glasses or any small containers), dappen dish (S620) if possible, good quality small brushes Series7 w/n 00, or 1 or 2 (BR34), a small piece of silk or a cut up silk tie, whatever gilding supplies you may have, including burnishers (S701, S149, S616), gold (S188, S189), gesso (S251) or anything else related to gilding.
Recommended Resources - (CD14)Technique of Raised Gilding (CD Book), (S473) Tresser Gold Size 2oz


PS47. Arches WC HP 140LB 22x30
Arches Watercolor
Hot Press 140lb. 300gsm. 22"x30".

Superior quality, 100% rag, for pen and all techniques with opaque and transparent watercolor. Long used by calligraphers. HP (Hot press) finish is a very smooth sheet that will give a sharp smooth edge to your letters. Cold press watercolor paper can be used for calligraphy, but the letters won't be as crisp. You will see the cold press texture in your lettering. This has always been one of our most popular sheets.

Grain runs parallel to the underlined dimension.

This paper ships separately from books/supplies and requires an extra shipping fee which is NOT included in the price of this product. Add item 'PS00' to your cart after adding large sheets of paper. (click to read details)




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PS99. Strathmore Vellum Bristol 2 ply 22 x 30
A quality bristol for use when the longevity of cotton fibers is not required. Acid free.

Required for Ann Miller's calligraphy class.

This paper ships separately from books/supplies and requires an extra shipping fee which is NOT included in the price of this product. Add item 'PS00' to your cart after adding large sheets of paper. (click to read details)



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S270. Metal Ruler:12in
S270. Stainless Steel Ruler 12"

Flexible, cork back.



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S271. Metal Ruler: 18in
S271. Stainless Steel Ruler. 18".

18" Flexible, cork back. Marked in 1/16" and millimeters. An essential tool for calligraphers and bookbinders.



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S692. Wooden T-Square (w/ acrylic edge) 24 inches
S692. Wooden T-Square (w/ acrylic edge) 24 inches

Select hardwood blade offers strength and durability. Elevated clear acrylic edges prevent smudging and eliminate scratches (no measurements marked).



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S620. Clear Dappen Dish
Dappen Dish / Dampen Dish.

These small wide mouthed glass containers with relatively heavy bases are ideal for holding gesso, ink or gouache.

Peter Thornton used a dampen dish to reconstitute prepared gesso in a gilding workshop that John attended. He put a piece of prepared gesso in one of these small shot glasses, added drops of water, and got the gesso to the correct consistency. He then applied the gesso to his quill or pen from the dappen dish.

Metal Lid: See item S802




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S701. Lipstick Hematite Burnisher
True Hematite Lipstick Burnisher

Limited Stock.

For burnishing raised gold to a mirror finish. The entire lipstick shaft is made of hematite rather than being only a hematite tip. 5.75".

"..it is the best burnisher by far that I have tried on the market today, and I have had great success with it in these early trials." - Peter Thornton, Tennessee, Jan. 2010.

"Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity of testing this one. It's a real beauty. Has a nice hold, an authentic hematite burnisher. Tested & True Hematite!" - Jerry Tresser, Florida, Nov. 2009.



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S616. Flat Agate Burnisher
Agate is 1.5" across. Short Handle: 5.75 overall length.
Crafted for us in Germany.



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S188. XX Deep Gold Leaf Loose
Loose Leaf Gold Leaf
XX 23K. Book of 25 sheets. 3-3/8" x 3-3/8"

Also available:
S606. Glass Gold Leaf 23k
S940. XXX Gold Leaf 23k
S189. Patent or Transfer Gold Leaf. 23k




Your Price $64.50

S251. Gesso Tablet
Prepared Gesso Tablet

Gesso. Contains white lead (a poison). Handle with appropriate care including washing your hands well after use. Do not eat or drink while using. Carefully clean up your work area after use. Not appropriate for use by children or in an area where children are present.

Instructions included.

You will receive a little dried blob. The size is not exact.




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