Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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stencil prints

Decorative end- and cover papers produced by the application of paint to paper through a stencil. Prepared transparent wax stencil paper can be used for the stencils. The paint is applied very sparingly with a stiff-bristled brush by starting at the edge of the cut-out at the top of the stencil and then into the open area. This prevents the paint from seeping under the cut edge and leaves a sharper outline. The paint can also be applied with a spray gun, or by rolling an inked BRAYER over the stencil. Either watercolors or dyes may be used for these prints. (86 , 183 )

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