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gesso

1. a white ground of plaster and size, used esp in the Middle Ages and Renaissance to prepare panels or canvas for painting or gilding
2. any white substance, esp plaster of Paris, that forms a ground when mixed with water
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Gesso

A mixture of gypsum plaster, glue, and whiting; applied as a base coat for decorative painting.
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gesso

[′je·sō]
(materials)
A material made from chalk and gelatin or casein glue; painted on panels to furnish a surface for tempera work or for polymer-based paints.
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gesso

A mixture of gypsum plaster, glue, and whiting; applied as a base coat for decorative painting.
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na entrelinha dos cafeeiros que propicia o acumulo de residuos vegetais, o que eleva o conteudo de materia organica do solo e, como pratica edafica, alem da correcao e adubacao em maior profundidade (0,40 m) ha a aplicacao de gesso agricola (7 kg [m.sup.-1]) sobre a superficie do solo na linha de plantio (Serafim et al., 2013).
Na moldagem do arco dental maxilar foram utilizadas moldeiras de poliamida para impressao ortodontica (Morelli(r)) e alginato presa normal tipo II (Alga Gel(r)), alem de gesso tipo pedra vazado ate a cobertura do palato duro e gesso tipo extra para o preenchimento.
Porem, o peso medio de bagas foi maior quando se utilizou o Nitrabor[R] (T4) e o gesso agricola (T3), que diferiram significativamente da testemunha.
O presente trabalho objetivou avaliar a influencia da aplicacao de calcario e gesso em superficie, na implantacao do SPD, sobre a producao de materia seca, o teor e o acumulo de nutrientes na parte aerea da aveia-preta, em regiao de inverno seco.
This is also heated up and painted on top of the gesso.
particularly if Burne Jones will colour it as suggested which would be most interesting.' (18) At first, Boehm had thought that terracotta would be a suitable material for the relief, but by this time he had become convinced that gesso duro, where the plaster and size were hardened with lime and marble dust, was more appropriate.
"I apply this with a spatula to give me a lovely textured surface, then I build up the collage with newspaper, more gesso, and stitch and glue my design on top, using all sorts of different materials, from tissue paper and scraps of fabric to embroidery threads and gold leaf.
Stripping can be tedious, but is necessary if gesso and acrylics are going to adhere.
Johns Bible: powdered gold, acrylic medium, and gesso.
These days, they are simply good, solid paintings inventively composed from vellum, gesso, gouache, beeswax, and plywood.
In retrospect, I should have used a spray primer rather than gesso. The gesso was more time-consuming than I would have liked, and it didn't cover the surface as evenly as I hoped.