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Re: [BKARTS] Wheat Paste



For a really good adhesion, dampen the hair side of the leather lightly with
water on cotton wool, then apply straight wheat (or other grain) paste to
the flesh side, massaging it thoroughly into the leather.  Drape the leather
over itself in a loose "sandwich" so it won't dry out and let stand for a
little while,  then scrape the excess paste off with a piece of cardboard or
similar and reapply some fresh paste, massaging in into the leather well and
with not too much excess on the surface.  This will really "wed" the leather
and board together for a very good adhesion.  The moist, pastey leather is
vulnerable to dents and scratches, so be tender with it!  To adjust, all you
have to do is remoisten the leather and it will oblige.  Dry under medium
weight.  PVA is permanent and also dries with a kind of plastic quality.
Excellent for some uses, but not for leather, says me.

Signa

-----Original Message-----
From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Barbara
Simler
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2008 7:27 PM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Wheat Paste

On 1/6/08, Scott Coutts <scott.coutts@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Do you find
that the paste/PVA combination works best for pasting paper to the flesh
side of leather? I have used straight PVA, which is flexible enough to work
pretty well. I'm just wondering what advantage there is to adding paste to
the PVA (other than extending the drying time).




For pasting to the flesh side of leather, I have used a combination of
> about 60:40 paste to acid free PVA. I buy that in a local craft store.
> It will also work with just paste and no PVA, but it will take a lot
> longer to dry.
>
> Cheers,
>
>
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Barbara Simler
Moon Bindery
Kamloops, BC
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