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Re: Waxing Handmade Paper?
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- Subject: Re: Waxing Handmade Paper?
- From: Oak Knoll Books <oakknoll@OAKKNOLL.COM>
- Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997 15:23:17 -0400
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I am pleased to inform you that a proforma order has been placed in your
name. However before shipment of this item we must request your cc number,
we do not seem to have it on file. We look forward to hearing from you.
At 08:36 AM 9/8/97 -0400, you wrote:
> I routinely use microcrystaline wax on paper I have used to cover
>boards or boxes. It darkens the paper initially, but only once has the
>darkening remained after the wax dried. I put it on with a piece of
>waxed paper, so sometimes it streaks, but this doesn't matter after it
>has dried. On a rough textured paper one might need to be more careful
>in the application, or perhaps use a thin paste wash to make sure the
>bits were all firmly attached to the matrix before waxing? Anyhow, the
>paper is a bit harder and more water resistant after waxing. I often
>buff it a bit with a soft cloth when dry to raise a sheen on the paper
> I would suggest trying a bit of wax on a paper scrap and letting it
>dry well before applying wax to the full sheet or covered piece. I do
>the waxing after covering so that I don't have to worry about the wax
>interfering with areas where I will be applying glue.
> Dorothy Africa
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