The Art of Crackle Gesso

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The Art of Crackle Gesso
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Learn to Make Crackle Gesso!

The intriguing look of crackle gesso can be used as a ground for traditional water gilding, oil gilding, and painted finishes. A perfect match for those studying gilding and who wish to take a few extra hours to learn how to make and apply this custom gilder's gesso.. A 4 1/2 hour period of study over three weeks. After that you can use this method for your future projects as a creative option for yourself or your clients. We start from scratch by combining the materials on day one with everything weighed for accuracy. Lesson 2 we apply the gesso to a sample frame (Choose whatever raw wood you like!). Lesson 3 we deepend the crackle, sand it smooth and perform whatever tweaking we like.


This is an 3 session class for a total of 4.5 hours. Each session is 90 minutes.

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New Class coming soon ZOOM TBD $110.00 Available TBD

Class Materials

Charles Douglas Classes - Crackle Gesso.

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RSG330/1 $ 24.00
Granular German - 1 lb
Rabbit Skin Glue
HG31503/1 $ 21.00
Granular German - 1 lb
Hide Glue
CARB3/1 $ 15.00
Florence Rouge Whiting - Gesso powder - 1 lb
Dry Gesso

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