This manual is not exactly intended to be for producing
normal paste papers, there are many people making great paste
papers, whose work can be seen on the web.
This manual, if I can call it that, was put together in
order to help someone set up a small production facility making
what I call "Paste Printed" papers.
This is an example of the sort of thing that can be
done using this process.
If you wanted to include the printed designs shown on the
left, you would need a decorative block of some kind.
Blocks of any design can be made quite cheaply in magnesium
alloy, but I got my decorative blocks from an Oxfam shop, they
were originally used in India by ladies who used them to
decorate cloth, they cost me £5.00 each.
Even if you decide for some reason not to bother with the
decorative blocks, you may still find some original ideas.
This picture may give you some idea of how I applied bands
of colour, there are a lot of tips about using allum as a
mordant, though I now doubt it is necessary to use alum in this
So this is an ideas manual, I hope you find it useful.
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