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RE: rotting supplies

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Fields, Linda (
Fri, 24 Apr 1998 10:07:20 -0400

I haven't used it in a while, but we used to use oil of clove (available
at drugstore) in black tempera. Maybe it would work in ink too. Linda

> ----------
> From: Maahmaah[SMTP:Maahmaah]
> Sent: Thursday, April 23, 1998 9:57 PM
> To: mselle;
> Subject: Re: rotting supplies
> In a message dated 98-04-23 21:24:37 EDT, you write:
> << I had a similar problem, but not with ink, with tempera, come to
> think of
> it it was black termpera,as I opened the plastic bottle it sort of
> popped,
> and a horrible sulfur smell came out and permeated the room for quite
> a
> while, even with windows open. Wonder if anyone knows what
> happened. >>
> Isn't that that most awful smell???!!!! And it just hangs in the air
> for such
> a long time too. That has happened to me--the paint was old (but not
> that
> old!) and was rotting. I never knew paint rotted, I always thought it
> just
> dried out! Now, whenever I know paint is going to sit for a long time
> I add
> alum to it. It is a wonderful preservative.
> -Lee