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[BKARTS] Beer Painting



The part that worries me is your intention to bind your beer painting:
sugars preserve the stickiness of paint media. An excess of sugar
(which is a good definition of commercial beers anyhow) means your
work will not dry, which means you'll get pages sticking to one
another.

There were medieval recipes using things like small beer and macerated
apples; mostly as additives, not as the main binder.

Paul T Werner, New York
http://theorangepress.com

THE ORANGE PRESS, publishing "Vellum Preparation: History and
Technique"
DRAGONSBLOOD AND ASHES, a project to research and practice the
techniques of the medieval scribe

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