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For staining/aging paper try tea, coffee or Parisienne essence, or, if you
want to get more complicted, rusting with ferrous sulphate. If you have lots
of time, bury in the ground for a while and wait. For transparency try
shellac, oil, or wax. For a flexible wax try 'micro' wax which is a
synthetic wax used a lot in batik. A good batik supplies place should be
able to advise you on the wax you need for the job you have in mind.
Judy Barrass


Alex,
Another source of good tissue with great wet strength is cigarette papers,
especially those made from hemp fibre (the ones I use are made in Spain). I
have actually done batik on the jumbo size papers - waxing and dyeing layer
after layer. They have amazing strength.

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