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Re: [BKARTS] gluing wax paper

I was intrigued by your question and I think I may have a solution --- at least it seems to work quite well for newer waxed paper.
The surface can be roughened with a 3M Scotch-Brite pad, fine / very fine grit -- maroon colored pad ( I was using the same pad for a similar process today, and then tried it on waxed paper). The pad was used to abrade / roughen the waxed paper both horizontally and vertically while the remaining area was protected with a piece of Mylar. I then applied straight PVA to both the roughened waxed paper and a sheet of standard paper. After aligning the two surfaces that had the adhesive, the assembly was placed under a weight to dry. The waxed paper does not seem to readily strip from the paper, and in fact it seems to split the waxed paper.
Good Luck,
Bill Minter

On May 3, 2008, at 9:10 AM, J. Merchant wrote:

I have some really neat waxed paper from the 40s, printed with nursery rhyme figures, which I was thinking of using as "leader" for a scroll like project I am working on, but so far, gluing looks impossible. It has to glue to wood, and the attachment has to be smooth, almost seamless. I think I'd better rethink that plan. Thanks for your responses.


On May 2, 2008, at 11:00 PM, BOOK_ARTS-L automatic digest system wrote:

J. Merchant wrote:
Is it possible to actually glue waxed paper to anything? Is there any
glue which might work? I tried strong double stick tape, but that is
really not going to hold. I am thinking of trying some sort of
silicone glue. Any other ideas?


Joycelyn Merchant


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