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Lesson Plans

sizing handmade paper

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Sun, 28 Jun 1998 16:27:07 EDT

I will be teaching a bookmaking class in the fall that will include making
paper (for the pages) and mableizing handmade paper (for the cover). I know
of a variety of methods of sizing already.
I have used:
1) Liquid starch in the vat
2) Wall paper paste in the vat
3) Brushing dry paper with gelatin
4) Ironing wax paper or clear crayon rubbings on dry handmade paper.

Does anyone have experience in this area? Which methods do you think make the
paper strongest? Which methods are most friendly with marbleizing? Are there
other sizing methods you use that are not listed here?

I look forward to any and all advise--

  • Maybe reply: Brenda Bain: "Re: sizing handmade paper"