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  1. [Baren 33611] rice paste etc (cucamongie #
  2. [Baren 33612] Testing (ArtfulCarol #
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Message 11
From: cucamongie #
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 00:07:01 -0400
Subject: [Baren 33611] rice paste etc
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Jan, if I were you I'd blow off the recipe concept and purchase some methyl cellulose. It comes in a powder form, you simply mix water with it til it's the thickness you need it and it is archival.

I'm not sure where you would find it in your neck of the woods but bookbinding materials places usually carry it.

also, the ready-made rice paste that you find at places like McClain's or Japanese bookstores apparently have some kind of preservative (maybe formaldehyde?).

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Message 1
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 07:39:25 EDT
Subject: [Baren 33612] Testing
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Recently I haven't been able to post to Baren. This is a test to see if it
works now.

To keep this message "woodblock worthy":
Last week when visiting Maine, near Blue Hill, I found this wonderful
woodblock printer, Holly Mead and her prints. I think you'll enjoy them.


Carol Lyons
Irvington, New York