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custom made in Maine gilt and burnished incised gesso panels gold leaf handmade
Water-gilt and burnished incised gesso panels

Reparure the French term for carved gesso is a technique we often employ to add texture to a prepared frame prior to watergilding. In essence it is a form of engraving. We carve the patterns and textures into the gessoed surface then we burnish and leave matte areas to create the intended illusions.