Monday, March 8, 2010

Let it cure




Once all the leaf is laid, you want to look it over.
There will be air pockets in places, you can tamp
these down with delecate care. Not to soon, or you
can tear the gold.
I use cotton, or uncut sheeps wool for this.
Now you want the frame to cure. let it set.
(the gilders liquor needs to dry) This can take
longer at times. so if you tap on the frame an hear
a dull sound, that means it's still wet.
When you hear a 'high tone' it will be dry.

3 comments:

Jan said...

Amazing!!! It's beautiful already~~~

Celeste Bergin said...

so--you tap it like a watermelon to see if it is ripe? lol--this is looking beautiful. What happens next?

billspaintingmn said...

Thanks Jan! : )

Ha! Celeste! Tapping is the best way to tell if the frame is ready for the next step!
Thanks for being here! : )