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  • Jake Benson
    Lokman, For marbling, straight beeswax was never added to marbling pints in Europe and the US. It was prepared first by melting it together with pure soap,
    Message 1 of 12 , Aug 13 10:21 AM

      For marbling, straight beeswax was never added to marbling pints in
      Europe and the US. It was prepared first by melting it together with
      pure soap, which is them known as "saponified wax". Instructions are
      found in several manuals, such as those by Woolnough, Halfer, and
      Kinder. A small amount of powdered saponified wax was then added to
      the paints. I think this can be observed in early 19th marbled sheets
      where the color appears to be a very heavy paint layer. when held up
      to the light, the color appears to be very shiny, but the surrounding
      paper is quite dull.

      Jake Benson

      --- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, Lokman Torun <lokmantorun@...> wrote:
      > Hi Susanne,
      > How do you incorporate beeswax into the paints? Do you mean that it
      is added to the paints before marbling? One is highly hydrophobic
      while the others are water soluble materials? Or do you mean coating
      marbled papers with beeswax?
      > Thanks?
      > Lokman
      > ----- Original Message ----
      > From: hamburgerbuntpapier_de <studio@...>
      > To: Marbling@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 8:00:01 PM
      > Subject: [Marbling] Re: Glazed papers
      > Hi Joan,
      > try incorporating beeswax in the paints, give the sheets a friendly
      but determined
      > buffering when they are dry and out of the press. Your determination
      is decisive for the
      > sheen. If the users need the paper extra-shiny, tell them to wax
      them again with very little
      > additional wax, strong pressure and high speed when they are already
      on the object. It is
      > not a good idea to have much wax on the surface before working with
      the sheets, the
      > sides have a very different 'pull'.
      > I deem max. 1% wax is about the amount that's advisable.
      > Alternatives: brush with wheat paste (I know, wheat starch is not
      Australia's pet material) .
      > Brush with methylcellulose 1000, 4% (doesn't work on all papers and
      with all paints). Spray
      > with shiny film (ugh). Use a glass runner (not advisable in
      Australian summer, and takes
      > about as long as an agate stone). Strew talcum powder onto the
      surface and brush with a
      > veryveryvery soft brush like the ones lithographers use, or use a
      soft woolen cloth (Outside
      > only! Talcum is not the best friend of respiratory organs).
      > What a list of second-best ideas.
      > Susanne Krause
      > --- In Marbling@yahoogroup s.com, "sixshort" <joan@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hello fellow marblers and other paper decorators. Does anyone know how
      > > to glaze marbled papers? I don't have a huge agate glazing block
      > > dangling from my ceiling right now, and would like to know of a
      > > simpler solution, something really easy that can be brushed or sprayed
      > > onto the paper. I use Renaissance Microcrystalline wax if the papers
      > > need to be sealed with wax, but sometimes I need a shinier finish.
      > >
      > > By the way, does anyone know where Texoprint paper is manufactured, or
      > > where large sheets can be purchased?
      > >
      > > "So much to learn, so little time" she whines in true Peter Sellers
      > > style. . . . . . Joan
      > >
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