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Anonymous 27-08-03 08:04 PM

mahogany support
Has anyone used mahogany successfully as a support for traditional gesso and egg tempera? I have heard of it's greatness but it's coloring always seems to stain the gesso ground. Any remedies?

JohnH 28-08-03 01:54 AM

I would think that if you give your initial rabbit skin glue size a few weeks to dry before you apply the chalk ground you should be able to limit any colour staining from the mahogany.

Richard 31-08-03 03:19 PM

I have used mahagony with no problems of staining, did you use a layer of thin linen, or cotton, between your board and your gesso, after sealing the board with rabbit skin glue ? This may be what made the difference.
Regards Richard

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