A yellow coloured size for illumination of letters and images in calligraphy. The size is made from natural gums and becomes tacky within 10 to 20 minutes. If the size has become too dry for the gold leaf to be applied, its stickiness can be reactivated by breathing directly onto it.
Before using Roberson Water Gold Size, stir the solution slowly but do not shake the bottle as this will introduce bubbles. Paint the design, allow the size to dry until it is tacky, and then lay over the gold leaf. Smooth over the gold leaf with a burnisher or cotton wool to create a mirror shine.
Suitable for use on paper. Test on other surfaces. Also useful for small repairs to gilded objects and decorating glass. 15ml jar.