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					RECIPE                     Sizing and Gesso


Simple sizing

Before applying gesso to the canvas, it is sized to stretch it and reduce absorbency.

Mix
1 part         75367 Dispersion K 9 (or any other acrylic medium)
4 parts        water
apply with a broad, soft brush, such as P-70.



Simple gesso

Gesso is best applied in 2-3 thin layers, which should be allowed to dry before each successive
layer, and may be sanded for smoothness.

Mix
1 part            sizing solution (see above)
2 parts           of a mixture of 58000 Chalk from Champagne and 46200 Titanium White.

Mix slowly, adding the solution gradually to the powder as if you were making dough.
Stir until completely dissolved. Remove lumps by pouring gesso through a sieve. Use more acrylic
medium if you desire a more elastic, less absorbent surface.




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