Day 1 , 9:00 am I'm in the studio, put on some heat and let's get started!
First thing I need to do is make gesso.
I measure out by weight 20 grams of rabbit skin glue.
(I like to use the dark german, and I will talk more about
this at another post.)
I put my RSG (rabbit skin glue) in a pint mason jar.
Next I pour 1 cup of water into the jar of RSG.
I stir this time to time, but this needs to set for 24 hrs.
The granuals will absorb the water, swelling up to several
times its original size.
I do not use tap water, I do not use distilled water.
A good drinking (bottled) water is best.
Next I will weigh out the whiteing: 730 grams.
Whiteing is a general term, as several different ingredients
will cause different looks to develope.
Here I will use marble powder. ( Some call it marble flour)
There are other ingredience you could use, such as gypsem
or calcium carbonate, fired bone ash, powdered lime stone.
and many others.
For this application, marble powder is my choice. The weight
will differ if you use another ingredient.
I set the whiteing aside, and take a sip of coffee.
The client is a local framer. I am not a framer!
(I can make frames, but I am not a framer!)
The client has already showen me the mouldings he will be
chopping to assemble this frame.
This style of frame is refered to as a 'reveal', it does not have
a rabbit that overlaps the art.
Well, today my plan was to get the gesso started, when the
client shows up he will choose from the corner samples the
look he wants.
I was just informed that the client (David) cannot get here
until tomarrow! Huh!? I'm in the middle of my blog David!
Don't do this to me..
Well folks, we would have chosen a sample, and I would have
proceeded to sand the frame.
Since I'm winging this 101 class, I ask for your patience.
Frankly this is a pretty good start, and you all have been
good. : ) I will resume this tomarrow. Class dismissed!
Gilberto, Frank, no running in the halls!!