Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The Great Glue Fiasco update
I removed all the tempered glass over the tarnished gold leaf, scraped up the gold leaf and replaced it. My intention was to try Weldbond, but fortunately, Linda Smith reminded me of a discussion on MAO (MosaicArtists.org) that I had read awhile back but completely forgotten. It suggested that the water content of Weldbond might be a problem also. So I tested it on a scrap of primed MDF and sure enough, it darkened the gold leaf. Next test, DAP and Lexel silicone adhesives:
It looks like either of them will be fine.