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OIL GILDING [1 record]

Record 1 1981-04-08


Subject field(s)
  • Applied Arts (General)
  • Forwarding, Folding, and Binding (Printing)

Metal leaf laid with an oil or varnish gold size rather than with water (...)


As the technique of mordant gilding does not permit burnishing, a mat finish is produced. (...) used to lay leaf in oil painting.


  • Arts appliqués (Généralités)
  • Façonnage, pliage et reliure (Imprimerie)

On recouvre les surfaces à dorer avec une préparation à l'huile grasse, avant d'étendre l'or couleur, qui donnera sa tonalité à la feuille, et après avoir appliqué la feuille d'or, on vernit, pour préserver la dorure des effets de l'air.


La dorure à l'huile (...) résulte de l'application des feuilles sur une couche de mixtion (...)


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