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Old 27-08-03, 08:04 PM
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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?
Old 28-08-03, 01:54 AM
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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.
Old 31-08-03, 03:19 PM
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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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