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Re: [BKARTS] Vellum-like materials



Just seconding Jean's opinion on Tyvek. It's a great alternative to vellum: It can be used in many of the same ways as vellum and it also happens to take color very well. I would just avoid making it look TOO much like vellum... which stems from a personal aversion I have to things that are made to look like something they are not, e.g. woodgrain Formica. But as its own material, Tyvek can be quite wonderful.

John

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At 02:34 PM 7/18/2006, you wrote:
In answer to Audra's question about alternatives to using vellum: I am not a conservationist, but I wonder if Tyvek could be used for your purposes? It is easily cut, paintable, printable cheap and smooth.
Jean

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