Gilding on gesso – advanced manuscript illumination techniques.
Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln: March 14th, October 6th
Please phone Lincoln Castle on 01522 554559 to book.
The day will commence by making manuscript gesso.
Participants will learn how to lay the gesso correctly, then add loose leaf gold.
The gold can then be burnished to a high shine.
All materials are included and a selection of medieval designs is available for participants to copy if required.
Please note: gilding on gesso takes some practice. A shine as seen on the ‘R’, above, is unlikely to be achieved initially.