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  • in reply to: Color background #14469
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    There are a few tutorials about coffee or tea dyed paper on Youtube. They use ordinary paper and are fairly easy. But if you use xuan paper you have to handle it extremely careful. The slightest pull on wet xuan paper will result in a rip. I usually handle wet xuan paper on a sheet of acrylic glass, so that I don’t have to touch it at all. It is tricky though. Slightly better is to use wenzhou paper, which is tougher due to its longer fibers. If you want your dyed paper flat and even after dying, use a large ironing press, that fits your paper size. I have found one that accomodates 30 by 60 cm and got it cheap from ebay. Good luck.

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    in reply to: Where to buy Alum Powder in your country? #14411
    Thomas
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    In Germany one can get alum from any local pharmacy. It is called by chemical name: Aluminiumkaliumsulfat Dodecahydrat (Alumen).

    I bought the smalled unit at 100 grams.

    in reply to: Color background #14381
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    What kind of paper and what kind of colour?

    If you mean ink on xuan, it is almost impossible to get it homogenous because of paper warp.

    It might work with a full bath in dyed water, tea, coffee, or similar.

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