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Subject: Helizarin pigments and Bricoprint binders

Helizarin pigments and Bricoprint binders

From: Rebecca Chisholm <snowyowlsings<-at->
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2009
I am an undergraduate student studying conservation in London I am
currently working on a large piece of bark-cloth which has several
old patch linings of nylon gossamer and Japanese paper in various
sizes adhered to the verso. Aesthetically they are very obtrusive
and in some cases peeling away significantly. I am testing other
lining materials with different adhesives with the aim to replace
them where necessary. Scoured Reemay 17g/m squared with
methyl-cellulose (activated with IMS) is proving the most
successful. I am conscious this lining material will stand out so
I'm looking for methods to tone down the brilliant white non-woven
polyester material (Reemay) so that it blends in more with the
natural barkcloth. Helizarin pigments with Bricoprint binders has
been recommended. Can anyone comment on the use of these colouring
methods or an alternative in paper and textile conservation?

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:62
                  Distributed: Sunday, April 26, 2009
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Received on Thursday, 23 April, 2009

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