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Roderick Treece
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Shell Gold for glass work

Post by Roderick Treece » Thu May 15, 2014 3:52 pm

I have just learned about Shell Gold but haven't found anyone with experience using it on glass.For those who might not know about this here is a description.

Shell Gold is pure 23.5K gold powder, which is suspended in gum arabic and then dried into tablet size watercolor cakes. Just as in watercolor the tablet is wetted with a brush and can then be painted into small detail areas.

Ideal for retouching gold work on paintings, frames and gilding, as well as for calligraphy, illumination and other painting techniques. Dissolves easily in water.
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Kelly Thorson
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Re: Shell Gold for glass work

Post by Kelly Thorson » Sat May 17, 2014 8:34 am

Hi Roderick,
I've used it on holidays.
I found it a bit flat, I think that is due to the wax binder.
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