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S898 - Jerry Tresser's Liquid Gesso


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Product Rating:     Date Posted: 2014-05-01 11:48:13
Kate V
Posted By: Kate Van Dyke
Comments:
I had trouble with this gesso not drying, even after several days, so I contacted John Neal, who put me in touch with Jerry Tresser. Jerry was very helpful. The tricks for getting a good result are first not to lay it too thickly and second to let it dry for 2 days before gilding, then another day or 2 before burnishing. (I used it undiluted from the jar.) It's a slow process, but I like working with it and the finished result is better for me than Instacoll. Advantages over Instacoll: -It dries without a ditch! -The gilding window is much longer. -No worries about ruining tools with acrylic. -Same brightness. Advantages over traditional gesso (that I have bought, not made): -The gold sticks easily. -Nontoxic. -No prep time since it is liquid. The only disadvantage is that you can't get the mirror finish that is possible with traditional gesso. It took some experimenting with tools and process, but now I am very happy with this product.
 
Product Rating:     Date Posted: 2014-01-04 01:16:56
Great Size
Posted By: Kaori
Comments:
This gilding size is the best for my experiences. It is very easy for using and I got a very good result. I have ever used a lot of kinds gesso, but I could not have gotten good result until using this gesso. At first I applied this gesso on my work. I waited for drying about 1 day (24hours) before applying gold leaf. It looks like dry, but when I breathed it, instantly it changed the surface to wet. And then I applied gold leaf soon. It was so good it works even edges. Additionally, I tried 2 and 3 layers. It also very good result. I wait for 2 and 3 days until applying gold leaf. It did not change adhesive strength. I recommend this Gesso! This gesso is my special one!! I wrote this review on my blog with some photos. (But it is written in Japanese...) http://calligraphermew.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-531.html
 
Product Rating:     Date Posted: 2013-12-24 03:13:29
Very good!!
Posted By: Kaori
Comments:
When I used this, I could have been gotten the best result since I have started gold gilding! Additionally it is very easy for using. If it was more reasonable, I could use this every time...
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