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Old 02-26-2020, 06:00 AM
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Hi folks ...just checking in for the first time. I'm a pensioner from England and for the past 20 years, living in Denmark. Most of my later adult life I worked as a signwriter and since retiring 5 years ago, I've taken up painting again.
I work mainly in watercolours with an odd canvas in acrylic thrown in. I'd be interested in speaking to anyone that has experience of laying gold leaf on paper. I've done lots of guilding in the past, both loose leaf and transfer but never on watercolour paper. I've tried the water-based size with not-very-good results.
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Old 02-26-2020, 08:14 AM
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Hi Jon, welcome to the forum.

Gold leaf has cropped up several times, here are a few links to pertinant threads:

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Old 02-26-2020, 12:29 PM
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Old 02-26-2020, 12:50 PM
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Old 02-27-2020, 08:53 PM
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Old 03-03-2020, 12:18 AM
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Thanks for the warm welcome, folks! Yorky...I decided to go with my instincts i.e. use a double coat of 12-hour oil-based size. The piece I'm working on just now is a relatively simple design that won't take long to size but projects I have in the pipeline are much more complex and the 12-hour size will make it easier to size within the time limit, in the long run. I'll let you know how it went, eventually. :-D
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