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Re: [BKARTS] Thai marbles



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--- Jet Foncannon <bolu.bolu@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>     While I do not wish to put down the marbelizing genius of such
> people as Ann Muir. Peggy Skycraft, Iris Nevins, there may be those
> among you who wish occasionally to econnomize in the preparation of
> endpapers.
>     I have had great success in using Thai marbles, which are available
> in many art stores (Utrecht's), or from dealers online
> (http://www.nycentralartsupply.com/asaii/thailand3.html).  These papers
> are beautifully colored with strong streaks of gold running throughout.
> I measure them at 32 X 25 inches.  There are quite diaphanous (I get 45
> gsm; the above dealer gives 30 gsm).  They are about .13 mm thick.  I
> adhere them to a standard manilla endpaper stock, 120 gsm,  using a PVA
> wheatstarch mixture and pressing in a book press.
>     The good news is that they cost only from $3 to $6, depending on the
> paper and the source. They make striking endpapers.
>     If any of you wish, I can send you photos of a recent book.
> 
> --
> 
> __________________________________________________________________
> 
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> It is the argument of tyrants.  It is the creed of slaves.
>     ----William Pitt the Younger
> 
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> 
> 
> Jet Foncannon
> 4516 Locust Street
> Philadelphia, PA     19139
> 
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