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Re: [BKARTS] Edge Tinting



Thank you all. Now I can't wait to get down and dirty.

Keith


--- Kathleen Garness <kmgfinearts@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> FW acrylic inks, in the glass bottles, are a great
> consistency, easy  
> to use.
> 
> Kathy G
> 
> On Jan 23, 2008, at 6:15 PM, Peter D Verheyen wrote:
> 
> > When I was a (real as in medieval type)
> apprentice, After trimming  
> > our books we would stack them so that all the
> fore-edges were  
> > flush, and put a board on top. Then, putting one
> hand on the board  
> > near the top-edge for maximum pressure we would
> wipe dye on with a  
> > sponge parallel to the length of the edge (from
> spine to fore-edge.  
> > In our case the dyes were aniline (leather dye)
> but we also used  
> > acrylics and tempera. Experiment wiping on paper
> or mat board  
> > first. You should be able to get good coverage
> with no streaking.  
> > The darker the color the easier to hide streaking.
> If the color  
> > drips/runs, gets soaked unduly into the textblock,
> or the edges get  
> > really cockled, you're using way to much. You can
> also do this in a  
> > press for more pressure, but make sure that the
> pressure is either  
> > weighted to the top edge. Color should be liquid.
> If using  
> > acrylics, airbrush consistency is good.
> >
> > Practice, practice, practice.
> >
> > p.
> >
> > hilobiblon.com> for full information
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