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Re: Collaged Covers



Gel Medium, the kind that is used to add to acrylic paint, might be the
thing that you are looking for.  It comes in Matte and Glossy and can be
used as a 'glue' for the collage itself.  It dries hard, too, and does not
stick unless you leave it in the heat.

Hope this idea helps.  jansapp@GTE.NET
-----Original Message-----
From: Lorre Smith <ls973@CNSVAX.ALBANY.EDU>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Date: Friday, September 24, 1999 9:14 AM
Subject: Re: Collaged Covers


>At 07:48 AM 9/24/99 -0400, you wrote:
>>Carrie:
>>
>>This summer a friend of mine was working on a book cover similar to the
one
>>you have in process.  She did use PVA, an it worked fine.  She used the
>>thinner variety of PVA (comes in the ochre and white bottle) rather than
the
>>heavy stuff that Bookmakers sells.
>
>I've used PVA thinned with water to more of a thick cream texture, but was
>not happy with warping, which I think was caused by the additional water.
>I've also used polymer medium in very thin coats.  Recently I tried an
>expensive but satisfactory medium called Perfect Paper Adhesive.  I'm
>disappointed that the manufacturer does not list any ingredients -
>something I consider somewhat unethical, but I have used it in collage for
>several different projects now and I appreciate both its flexibilty and the
>moisture content, which hasn't warped the materials as much as other media.
>I suspect that it is a polymer medium.  I haven't tested it for stickiness,
>so you may wish to do some samples.
>
>Lorre
>
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