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Re: Gesso

Poster: "William T. Fleming" <gorp@erols.com>

> >       Hi all!
> > 
> >       I'm getting ready to start making helm crests for period style
> > tourneys, and one of the ingredients I need is gesso.  What is it, how do I
> > work with it, How do i find it/make it?
> > 
> >       (From what I can gather I beleive its a liquidy glue....)
> > 
> > 
> >       William, not talking about the P

Another way to treat fabric for crests is to use watered down white or
carpenters glue (1 part water to three parts glue).  This is a cheap
alternative to gesso if you are simply trying to size, seal, or stiffen
cloth.  It is not period but it works and it yields a decent end

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