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Re: paper art

If the paper is soft, keep in mind not to press to hard with the iron or
you'll get indents from the edge of the iron.  I think another piece of
paper on top is a good idea.

Colette Vosberg

> From: Jill Timm <jtimm@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: paper art
> Date: Thursday, March 12, 1998 4:00 PM
> Claudia
> I would avoid a damp cloth unless I was confident the paper could handle
> amount of moisture, plus it might impress the texture of the cloth onto
> paper (that could be good!). Steam might be OK for heavy paper. There are
> many thicknesses and degrees of toughness, you'll have to experiment.
Putting a
> another paper (white and clean) between is a good idea. When I had to the
> to be a prolific seamstress (long ago), I'd iron the tissue pattern
pieces flat
> and refold, it was the only way I could get them back in those
envelopes! In
> that case I use no water, because the tissue was so delicate, and no
paper in
> between because it was just too awkward. I just ironed quickly. Watch out
> any water soluble coloring and any thing that might be meltable.
> P.S. I got my undergraduate degree at SDSU. I lived in SD for 23 years.
> Mission Valley fooded yet?
> __________________________________
> Jill Timm, Visual Media Designer
> User Centered Design
> Network Computing Software, IBM Austin
> (512) 838-9267, jtimm@xxxxxxxxxx
> Jill,
> Thanks for your response.  Would you use a steam iron and if so would you
> actually touch the paper?  I could use another paper between or should I
> a damp cloth?
> >I have found ironing paper will remove wrinkles and reduce the visibly
> >folds. Using a bit of  moistures will help. Use low to medium heat.
> It's so nice to have advice when one really is unsure.  A great resource!
> Claudia
> Claudia Stall
> Head, Collection Preservation Unit
> San Diego State University
> Love Library
>          "Be kind, do good work, and touch the earth gently."

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