Finishing paper with beeswax
Does anyone know anything about finishing marbled paper with beeswax?
I don't recall seeing this subject in the list's archives, but it may
- Beeswax or parafin is only meant to lightly coat the papers enough so a
burnisher will glide over the paper without tearing it. The action of the
agate or other type burnisher is what polishes the paper by matting down
the fibers with friction. Waxing alone will just leave a film. Lacking wax,
a bar of soap lightly passes over the paper will also allow the burnisher
to work. The waxes though, do leave a little protective coating.
It is adviseable to cut the paper down to the size needed for the binding
job before polishing, it is very, very, hard work to do a whole standard
size sheet. I don't burnish for my customers, but they do it themselves if
> The action of thedown
> agate or other type burnisher is what polishes the paper by matting
> the fibers with friction.Thank you Iris. If the paper on which the marbling is done already has
a pretty hard finish, is waxing and burnishing still advisable or
desireable? And are there other ways of protecting the marbled finish?
- The light parafin coating tends to prevent a lot of "rubbing off" of color
if that's what you mean. This only will apply to watercolor, acrylics dry