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Re: Handmade paper
- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Handmade paper
- From: gary walker <gwalker@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 28 Aug 1996 20:55:41 -0700
- Message-id: <199608290343.UAA21908@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>I'm trying to make paper with embedded flowers or leaves, but I just
>can't seem to get it to look like the handmade paper I've seen at the stores.
>Two problems in particular are 1) I can't get the flower petals to
>actually become embedded in the paper (they only stay on the surface and
>eventually fall off after the sheet is dried)
>and 2) the finished sheet is very rough even though I press the sheets
>after couching. Does anyone have any suggestions?
>one paper maker says that he uses a 4 ton press for making-pressing the
paper-maybe you don't use enough
pressure-to make it bond
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