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Re: Query Paste
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: Query Paste
- From: Peter Verheyen <pdverhey@DREAMSCAPE.COM>
- Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 10:42:40 -0500
- In-Reply-To: <199903241527.KAA24572@europa.dreamscape.com>
- Message-Id: <199903241543.HAA15230@palimpsest.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "Book_Arts-L: READ THE FAQ at http://www.dreamscape.com/pdverhey" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
If your paste is "hard as concrete" you are most likely using it too thick
and applying excessive amounts. Paste should be creamy smooth and brush on
very smoothly. To achieve this add starch to cold water, then cook until
the paste becomes translucent and allow to cool. Once cooled it should be
strained, through a fine sieve. A blender can also be used, though
purists may cringe. After straining it is very easy to thin with plain
water. Blending the paste and water with a brush works very well.
NOTE: Proportions will vary slightly but just about every bookbinding
maual has some sort of paste.
NOTE: Even thin paste has great holding strength. It just takes longer to
tack and hold.
Peter Verheyen, Listowner: Book_Arts-L