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Re: [BKARTS] Edge Tinting



I also use water based dyes often used in woodworking. Many colors are available. I am sure there are a number of places you can get these, from catalogs to stores like woodcraft.
On Jan 23, 2008, at 8:23 PM, Keith Berger wrote:


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.

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