There has GOT to be a way to do this that doesn’t take so much gilt, that is fool proof and that is possible to do at home. I just haven’t found it yet.
So far I have tried:
Egg glair without heat- not so good
Egg glair with heat- better but not great- I still have bare spots
PVA & water glair with heat- BAD BAD BAD idea
PVA & water glair without heat- better than anything else but I am still ending up with a few bare spots.
The bitch of it is that I can make it come out almost perfect… on a cheap paperback. But on a decent book? Not so much. I wonder if the pulp paper absorbs the glair better or something. Maybe if I tried it without the bole?
Back to the gilding table…