When the glaire has ceased to be “tacky,” the gold is laid on.
You know nothing about the citizen glaire, except that he is recommended to you by me.
It is not suitable for open patterns, where the glaire might show on the surface of the leather.
glaire should not be used unless it is quite liquid and clean.
The finisher should not glaire in more than he can tool the same day.
For blocking, one coat of glaire will be enough for most leathers.
The object of heating the type is to make the gold combine with the glaire in such a way as to cause the gold to adhere.
The impression should first be made on the leather by the hot tool, without gold, and painted with glaire.
The glaire of the edge gilding will help to stop the edges fraying out.
When the leather is nearly, but not quite, dry the impressions of the tools must be painted with glaire.