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Re: [BKARTS] Deacidification, etc.



Hello--I'm new to this list.  I'm a book-artist.

I like walnut ink--gives a nice aged look to paper--but I don't know if such
a deep brown is what you're going for.

Jessie K.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jennifer Kennard" <kennardz@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 4:35 PM
Subject: Re: Deacidification, etc.

> Just to stir things up, I have a question somewhat related. That is, how
> does one quickly age cotton & wood pulp papers? I realize that this flies
in
> the face of everything conservators practice, but I wanted to know if it
is
> possible to age paper quickly by exposing it to something acidic? I am
> working on a specific project that requires a look of vintage, yellowed,
> text weight paper and am having a difficult time finding a source. Apart
> from exposing a stack of papers to my car's exhaust pipe as a source of
> acidic pollution, might anyone know of an easier approach to this
question?
> Or, can someone clue me in on a source of manila-colored paper tablets
from
> the 60's or earlier perhaps?
>
>
>
>
> > From: Edward Stansell <CraftBook@xxxxxxx>
> > Reply-To: "Book_Arts-L: READ THE FAQ at http://www.philobiblon.com";
> > <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 15:04:14 EST
> > To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Deacidification, etc.
> >
> > Doug,
> >
> > I do not intentionally wash out the sizing.  Albeit, some is lost when
stains
> > are washed out. Even more is lost on bleaching. Rather than leave the
sheet
> > in an obviously weakened condition, I resize. There are several that I
use.
> > Natural gelatin, methylcellulose, hydroxypropylcellulose, fish glue and
EVA.
> > The EVA is used only in twentieth century sulfite that is showing
> > embrittlement.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Ed Stansell

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