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Re: Info about paper needed



I am interested in the batik paper technique you mentioned. Would you be
able to elaborate on the method? What type of dyes do you use? Do you use
paraffin or beeswax or other types of wax?
Thanks for any information you can share.
Patricia Silva
Florence, Italy

>From: Patricia Grass <PAGrass@AOL.COM>
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>To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
>Subject: Re: Info about paper needed
>Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 20:45:01 EDT
>
>If you are talking about batik paper--paper decorated with wax and dye in
>the
>same manner as fabric--I have been doing it for years. The best paper is
>Sumi-e practice paper, a kozo paper that is very thin. On completion of the
>process the final removal of the wax with an iron does not remove all of
>the
>wax and the paper thus has a "body" it did not have before. I have used it
>in
>a folded paper cover and also to cover boards with in bookmaking. It worked
>well. But it sounds like you want something heavier. I have used Como
>drawing
>(this one works best) Strathmore drawing and Mohawk Superfine with some
>success. The temperature of the wax is very important with the heavier
>paper.
>It must be hot enough to penetrate the paper.
>
>Patty Grass
>
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