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Re: papers and alum

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  • momo
    Hi Melinda, Ginger fibers (after boiling with soda ash) makes a beautiful paper, bird of paradise and banana stalks, and other plants give beautiful results
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 28, 2009
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      Hi Melinda,

      Ginger fibers (after boiling with soda ash) makes a beautiful paper,
      bird of paradise and banana stalks, and other plants give beautiful
      results as well.

      momora


      --- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, "athena_2547" <athena_2547@...> wrote:
      >
      > This is exactly why I make my own papers, although I wish there was
      > more information on the chemistry behind both paper making, and
      > marbling. I'm starting a center for Aqueous media (paper and marbling)
      > in Boston, MA with the hopes of doing more research in this area. The
      > fibers that I find work best for water-based marbling are kozo, gampi,
      > and abaca. Although I do have a marbled carrot on my carrot fiber
      > paper, but the wet strength wasn't great and I tore a corner
      marbling it.
      > ~Melinda
      >
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