This morning I started by making gilders liquor. It is what
'welds' the gold to the frame.
Most gilders use rubbing alcohol, or denatured alcohol, I
prefer to use Everclear alcohol. It gives a superior look to the
gild, and it's all about Superior Gilding!
Add 3/4 cup water +1/4 cup of everclear.
(that's how to make gilders liquor!)