Figures entire. When the work has thus re mained two, or three days, it may be rubbed with a piece of silk, which Will increase its metallic lustre. Nata — It is very essential that the varnish of the ground should be thor oughly dry, that it may not be adhesive in the least degree, otherwise the leaf will stick Where it should not, and materially injure the work. When plain gilding is required for vanes, balls, slc. The leaves of gold or silver may be applied to the work directly from the.