was going to use some photographs and newspaper clippings in
a collage that I am working on. I realize that the newspaper
is high in acid & will yellow & damage the paper surrounding
there some way to take the acid out of the paper and include
it in an orginal piece safely?
& Yellowing Fast
Aging & Yellow Fast,
at all possible copy the newspaper article onto acid free paper.
Many brands of recycled copy paper is acid free. Other emphemera
can be color copied and included in your artwork. If you want
to include the original such as tickets to events, report cards,
children's artwork, etc. there is a product that is a spray
neutralizer. This spray coats the paper and neutralizes acide
levels. Then it's a good idea to use buffered paper under and
surrounding the treated paper. Buffered paper has calcium carbonate
added to it which absorbs migrating acid. An aerosol can of
acid neutralizer is approximately $29.